Former President Jimmy Carter appeared on The Late Show and when asked by host Stephen Colbert if America wants a “jerk for president” Carter replied:
Apparently, from this recent election, yes. I never knew it before.
Carter was on the show to promote his new book, Faith: A Journey For All, but couldn’t get away from the Trump questions. Colbert wanted to know the best qualities for a president and Carter answered in what appeared to be a direct dig at President Trump:
I used to think it was to tell the truth. But I’ve changed my mind lately.
Again speaking of Trump, Carter added:
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. So yeah, I pray for him.
You can see the full clip below.
Does America want a jerk as president? – @StephenAtHome
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) March 31, 2018
The people showed much love for Carter.
I ❤️ Jimmy!
— Elizabeth Oakes (@memzoo48) March 31, 2018
So proud to call myself a Georgian! Thank you President Carter for showing us what true leadership looks like ❤️
— Lauren Patrick (@Pretty_Southern) March 31, 2018
Great interview with real President
— chrissie (@chrisssie_k) March 31, 2018
Others praised Carter for continuing his good work after leaving the White House.
Just watched Pres Jimmy Carter, on Sunday Morning. Say what you will about his presidency. His life after POTUS, has been exemplary. His impact on the world is immeasurable. Would that all of us will have lived lives as full and meaningful as his.
— Lou Auger (@AugerLou) March 25, 2018
I remeber when he was president they would call him a dumb peanut farmer and the press was knocking him left and right. I know he is a very smart man which he proved all the years since.
— Cennut (@cennut) March 31, 2018
I saw him on Stephen Colbert and am also quite impressed by him. He gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling in my heart
— Stephanie Adams (@hellobutifuls) March 31, 2018
…I join Billions of non-Christians of the World (i, an Atheistic Humanist) who support Pres. Carter for his Grace and gentle, Love-filled drive to Better the Human Condition.
We may 'quibble' on the source of motivation, but I hope to happily 'quibble' as we strive together
— Neil Clark (@nedclark) March 25, 2018
H/T: Huffington Post