Christie And Cruz Hammer Cancer-Stricken Jimmy Carter On The Trail

AP

Republican presidential candidates Chris Christie and Ted Cruz continued to attack former President Jimmy Carter from the campaign trail over the weekend, even after the Democrat announced he would undergo radiation treatment for cancer that had spread to his brain.

Politico reported that Christie told an audience at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday that the United States has a “weak” president, adding that, “(Obama) makes Jimmy Carter look strong,” according to the publication.

Also at the fair on Friday, Cruz compared the Obama and Carter administrations, saying they have the “same failed domestic policies, same misery, stagnation and malaise, same feckless and naïve foreign policy,” according to the publication.

Cruz even wished Carter well on Twitter before his comments in Iowa.

Obama also told Carter on social media that he was praying for him.

Carter taught a Sunday school lesson this weekend, days after his radiation treatment.

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