It isn’t uncommon for former presidents to wish to continue doing things in public once they are done being POTUS. Obama has gone back to his “community organizer” days in the hopes to further destroy the country, albeit at a relatively smaller scale (at least in public).
Jimmy Carter is no different. After 4 years of being the, then, worst president the country had ever seen, Carter decided to continue to be relevant by creating The Carter Center, a way for him to continue to do things on an international level.
And now, he hopes to be sent to North Korea by President Trump to try and alleviate tensions between the two nations. And the way he’s doing it? Appear to be more conservative than he’s ever been... sort of.
In an interview with the New York Times, Carter defended the President from the media, saying: “I think the media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about. I think they feel free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation.”
And that’s not all. The New York Times interviewer asked the former president about many different issues.
On North Korea, the largest reason he’s even doing this: “I’m afraid of a situation. I don’t know what they’ll do. Because they want to save their regime. And we greatly overestimate China’s influence on North Korea. Particularly to Kim Jong-un…” He also said that he’s spoken with Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Trump’s national security adviser, and said to the interviewer: “I told him that I was available if they ever needed me.”
On Trump’s “souring our image in the world”, according to the New York Times: “Well, I think he might be escalating it but I think that precedes Trump. The United States has been the dominant character in the whole world and now we’re not anymore. And we’re not going to be. Russia’s coming back and India and China are coming forward.”
While I commend Carter’s comments (a sentence I thought I’d never say), I have to also raise a point here. He’s not very optimistic about the country, is he? I think America can go back to being the “dominant character in the whole world”. Why? Because Trump is a lot like Reagan, who MADE America the dominant character in the whole world. When Trump says he wants to Make America Great Again, that’s what he’s talking about: American dominance in the world stage. Yes, Russia is coming back and China (not so sure about India) is growing as well. But I’m certain that we can beat them to return to being the absolute hyper power we were at the fall of the Soviet Union.
On Obama: “He made some very wonderful statements, in my opinion (when talking about the Middle East), when he first got in office, and then he reneged on that.” According to the New York Times, Carter “complained that Obama ‘refused’ to talk to North Korea more…”
On “Russian collusion” in the election: “I don’t think there’s any evidence that what the Russians did changed enough votes, or any votes.”
On Confederate statues: “That’s a hard one for me. My great-grandfather was at Gettysburg on the Southern side and his two brothers were with him in the Sumter artillery… I never have looked on the carvings on Stone Mountain or the statues as being racist in their intent. But I can understand African-Americans’ aversion to them, and I sympathize with them. But I don’t have any objection to them being labeled with explanatory labels or that sort of thing.”
On NFL players kneeling: “I think they ought to find a different way to object, to demonstrate. I would rather see all the players stand during the American anthem.”
On Trump “deepening racial divisions”, according to the New York Times: “Yes, I think he is exacerbating it. But maybe not deliberately.”
While Carter isn’t full-on defending Trump on everything (such as the bogus claim that he’s deepening racial divisions, something Obama is the biggest culprit for), he’s still trying to make himself out to be a bit more likable to Trump, while not completely abandoning his Leftist ways.
However, there are some problems with that. First, HE ALREADY TRIED THE NORTH KOREA THING! Not in recent times, mind you. No, he tried it in 1994. You know, the year the U.S. made a deal with the Norks that eventually led to North Korea building nukes? Yeah, that one. He’s already royally screwed up one deal with the communist nation, why would we send him again? We’d be better off selling Dennis Rodman to Little Rocket Man in exchange for peace. (Yes, I’m aware Rodman is black. No, this isn’t a race thing. Relax, potential liberal reader if there are any).
Secondly, it’s painfully obvious that he’s just selling himself to the President. While he may truly believe the things he said about the way the media treats Trump and that NFL players should stand and look to protest another way, his end-goal is clear: do something somewhat relevant this millennium. Ok, maybe that’s a bit harsh, but it’s the truth. The only reason he did this interview is so that Trump would consider sending him to North Korea for peace talks simply because he doesn’t hate Trump as much as everyone else.
Lastly, negotiations aren’t going anywhere. Little Rocket Man hasn’t fired a nuke yet because 1), they’re absolutely screwed if they dare do anything of the sort and 2) they don’t want to tick off China. China has said that if North Korea attacks first and the U.S. retaliates, they will not interfere AKA they will allow North Korea to be utterly destroyed. But China doesn’t want that. If North Korea falls, especially to the U.S., it means one less communist state in the world, and one less communist puppet in the world.
So with all that, there’s absolutely no reason for Trump to send Carter to North Korea. Not to mention that Carter could be captured, made a political prisoner, and be forced to reveal sensitive info about the country. It’s safer for everyone, including Carter, if Trump denies Carter’s request.
Not to mention that the interview was an obvious façade. Like I said, the point of the interview was not to get on Trump’s good side, but to try to go to North Korea, try to fix that hot mess and be relevant at least once in the last 20 years - he just has to actually make the effort to be liked by Trump. Earlier I said that he may truly believe the things he’s saying, but it’s just as possible that he DOESN’T believe those things. He’s a Leftist and a life-long member of the Establishment. I don’t trust those snakes. While his intentions may not be malevolent, I still wouldn’t trust Carter no matter what he says.
“But Jesus on His part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for He Himself knew what was in man.”
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