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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter slam Trump as ‘disaster’


Jimmy Carter called President Trump a disaster — and Rosalynn Carter was even blunter.

The former first couple pulled no punches Tuesday in denouncing the current occupant of the White House as unfit for reelection.

"I think it would be a disaster to have four more years of Trump,” Jimmy Carter, 94, told a gathering at his eponymous foundation in Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The ex-first lady said she is concerned that Trump is fanning the flames of white nationalism.

“[Trump] says he is not a racist and maybe he is not,” Rosalynn Carter said. "But some of the things he says encourages racism.”

Jimmy Carter has denounced Trump before but has generally sought to maintain a somewhat cordial stance towards his most controversial successor.

Trump has famously feuded with all of his living predecessors from both parties. He regularly derides Democrats Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. And he considers George W. Bush to be the personification of the old-line Republican Party that Trump has sought to reshape in his image.