Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, Trump referred to the former president as the "late, great Jimmy Carter:"
Donald Trump just said "the late, great Jimmy Carter." Did I miss some major news this morning?
— Patrick Caldwell (@patcaldwell) March 6, 2014
Carter is very much alive, as his grandson James Carter was quick to point out on Twitter, and planning to go to Venezuela next month to speak with the country's leaders about his concerns for the escalating political conflict there.
I pretty sure I would have heard about that. RT @eliasisquith: Trump seems to think Jimmy Carter is dead: “The late, great Jimmy Carter"
— James Carter (@JECarter4) March 6, 2014