Jimmy Carter Says He’d Pick ‘Malleable’ Trump Over Cruz

AP

Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that he’d prefer to have Donald Trump in the Oval Office rather than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

Speaking at Britain’s House of Lords, the Democrat said he thought Trump was more of a malleable candidate than Cruz, according to Politico.

“I think I would choose Trump, which may surprise some of you,” Carter was quoted as saying. “The reason is, Trump has proven already he’s completely malleable. I don’t think he has any fixed (positions) he’d go the White House and fight for. On the other hand, Ted Cruz is not malleable. He has far-right wing policies he’d pursue if he became president.”

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