It’s one thing for regular, ordinary Americans to speculate on whether or not Donald Trump belongs in office, or whether he even achieved his electoral victory legitimately. It’s another thing entirely for a former US President to suggest that Trump didn’t actually win. That’s exactly what Jimmy Carter said, however, while speaking at a Carter Center conference on human rights on Friday.
It’s no surprise Trump would come up in such a discussion: The human rights abuses occurring at the border are incomprehensible and the product of what is very clearly deep-seeded racism and hatred.
But in the context of whether or not Trump should even have the authority to carry out these abuses, Carter said that a full investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election would return a result that Trump would not like one bit:
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
That’s HUGE. And it’s straight from the mouth of one of only four living former presidents. It’s not a stretch to think that at least two of the others — Clinton and Obama — believe the same thing, not least because Obama tried to warn of the threat of Russian interference (only to be thwarted by Mitch McConnell), and Clinton’s wife was the victim of it.
I can only imagine the tweetstorm that’s coming now.
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