Former President Jimmy Carter said he believes President Donald Trump’s election was illegitimate and that “he didn’t actually win the election in 2016.”
At a Carter Center event in Virginia with author Jon Meacham, Carter said that Russian interference in the 2016 election invalidated Trump’s presidency, reported USA Today’s Susan Page.
NEW: Former president Jimmy Carter says a full investigation “would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016….He was put into office because the Russians interfered.” Does that mean he’s an illegitimate president? “Based on what I said, which I can’t retract.” pic.twitter.com/Y3UFUBIIDy
— Susan Page (@SusanPage) June 28, 2019
“I think the interference, though not yet quantified, should be fully investigated and would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016, he lost the election,” he said.
“He was put into office because the Russians interfered,” he said. Carter was then asked if that meant he believed Trump was illegitimate.
Former President Jimmy Carter: If fully investigated, it would show that Trump didn't actually win the election in 2016. He lost the election and he was put in office because the Russians interfered …on his behalf.
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— CSPAN (@cspan) June 28, 2019
In 2012, Carter claimed that now-dysfunctional Venezuelan government had the best electoral process in the world.
“As a matter of fact, of the 92 elections that we’ve monitored, I would say the election process in Venezuela is the best in the world.”
Jimmy Carter, who legitimized the election of Hamas and says Venezuela’s electoral system is the “best in the world, says — without any evidence — that the US presidency was stolen. He is our worst ex-president. A completely kook. https://t.co/eR5oGnW084
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) June 28, 2019