Jimmy Carter: I Pray for Trump

Jimmy Carter: I Pray for Trump April 2, 2018

This is nice.  Former President Jimmy Carter told told CBS “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert that he prays for President Donald Trump.

“I pray that he’ll be a good president, and that he’ll keep our country at peace, and that he’ll refrain from using nuclear weapons, and that he will promote human rights,” he told him. “So, yeah, I pray for him.”

Recently, the former President was asked by Norah O’Donnell about the current President, in a CBS News interview.  He was critical, but also kind. First, he did not like Trump’s national security council choice, John Bolton. “I have been concerned at some of the things he’s decided. I think his last choice for national security adviser was very ill-advised.”  Then, not to put too fine a point on it, he added, “I think John Bolton has been the worst mistake he’s made.”

However, he doesn’t want to see Trump impeached, but wants people to start giving him the “benefit of the doubt.”

“My own preference would be that he not be impeached, but that he be able to serve out his term, because I think he wants to do a good job,” he said.  “I think ultimately the restraints on a president from the Congress and from the Supreme Court will be adequate to protect our nation, if he serves a full term.”

Also, Carter expressed frustration over the way special prosecutor Robert Mueller has been handling the Russia investigation.

“My wish is that Mr. Mueller would go ahead and make a decision, even if it’s not anything personally that President Trump has done to violate the law; then I think he ought to make that obvious. And if he has violated the law, that ought to be revealed as well.”

Hat Tip: the Hill

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