While avoiding being involved in politics, former president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn hog the limelight and always manage to impress. From their work through the Carter Foundation to wielding a hammer and building Habitat for Humanity homes, the Carters have embodied the very essence of being humble.
At the annual presentation to Carter Foundation backers that took place on Tuesday, Carter who has the quality of having a knowledge and good judgment, felt obligated to impart a bit of wisdom for current president Donald Trump in the area of U.S. foreign policy and domestic affairs. He was very clear in his statement about the root cause of our current foreign affairs issue:
money in politics makes the nation more like an “oligarchy than a democracy” and casting President Donald Trump as a disappointment on the world stage.
While not bringing out the progressively political situations liable to change between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Carter pointed out that the United States should work toward making a law about peace treaty to replace the archaic cease fire that dates back to the end of the Korean War in 1953:
I would send my top person to Pyongyang immediately, if I didn’t go myself.
Carter claimed that he had been to North Korea three times, despite many administrations have preferred to just keep things under the carpet instead of deaingl with the divisiveness that continues to mount. Carter stated that the North Koreans are seeking a treaty “that guarantees the U.S. will not attack unless North Korea attacks the U.S. or an ally, particularly South Korea.” Emphasizing that we must treat them with respect, Carter continued:
Until we talk to them and threat [sic] them with respect — as human beings, which they are — I don’t think we’re going to make any progress.
Carter also talked about the progressive relationship between the U.S. and Israel, stating that “I don’t think Trump or his family members are making any process in that respect,” and singling out Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu as having “no intention at all of having a two-state solution.”
Perhaps most telling was Carter’s best piece of advice to Trump:
Keep the peace, promote human rights and tell the truth.
Former President Jimmy Carter was asked tonight what advice he’d give the current POTUS: pic.twitter.com/H6ep2AvDYv
— Jovita Moore (@JovitaMoore) September 13, 2017