Trump Mocks Jimmy Carter For Calling Him An Illegitimate President

OSAKA, JAPAN - JUNE 29: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference after the G-20 Summit on June 29, 2019 in Osaka, Japan. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to resume trade negotiations ... OSAKA, JAPAN - JUNE 29: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference after the G-20 Summit on June 29, 2019 in Osaka, Japan. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to resume trade negotiations on Saturday during their meeting in Osaka at the annual Group of 20 summit, in an attempt to resolve a trade deal between the world's two largest economies. According to reports, both leaders agreed that the U.S. would not impose new tariffs during their discussion as world leaders met in Osaka during the two-day G20 summit to discuss economic, environmental and geopolitical issues. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 29, 2019 11:40 a.m.

President Donald Trump fired back at former president Jimmy Carter Saturday after Carter called Trump an illegitimate president because of Russian interference.

Trump went on to mock Carter as a “nice man” who was “trashed by his own party.”

“Russia, Russia, Russia,” Trump said during a news conference at the G20 summit Saturday, according to the Washington Post. “He’s a Democrat and that’s a typical talking point.”

Trump piled on further, saying that Carter’s efforts to deal with Iran when 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days were a “disaster.”

“They tied him up in knots,” Trump said. “That’s probably why Ronald Reagan became president.”

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