What was the role of the Carter Center in the Philippine Smartmatic elections? In his early days as Comelec chairman Andres Bautista came to the STAR to tell us that everything with be fine in the coming elections. With the assurance he personally invited me to open the new system they will use for the elections that was devised with the help of the Carter Center. Oh? Or maybe Huh? That was the first time I heard of the Carter Center (named after American President Jimmy Carter) and that it would make the Smartmatic-PCOs elections right. The question asked by almost everyone in the conference with STAR was, yes but can it be hacked? Bautista answered frankly he could not guarantee that. To me, this was the signal to warn us that there would be nothing new in the elections even if it was approved by the James Carter Center. He said to me, I am inviting you to be the one to cut the ribbon for the demonstration of this new system approved by the Carter … [Read more...] about What was the role of the Carter Center in the Philippine Smartmatic elections?
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WASHINGTON: Former US president Jimmy Carter said Donald Trump should be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize if he manages to forge peace with North Korea."If President Trump is successful in getting a peace treaty that's acceptable to both sides with North Korea, I think he certainly ought to be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize," Carter said in an interview with Politico published on Tuesday (May 22)."I think it would be a worthy and a momentous accomplishment that no previous president has been able to realise," the 93-year-old former president said.At the same time, Carter said he believes Trump delivered a "damaging blow" to Middle East peace by moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.The former president (1977-1981), who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, has issues with Trump on a number of other fronts."I'm not here to criticize, but I think that, you know, telling the truth is one of the basic moral values that's important (in a president)," Carter said. … [Read more...] about North Korea peace would make Trump Nobel-worthy: Carter
WASHINGTON: Former US president Jimmy Carter got a mischievous dig in at Donald Trump on Sunday, telling a commencement audience at a Virginia college that he had drawn a bigger crowd than the current president. Looking out at a Liberty University stadium holding an estimated 20,000 graduates, friends and family members, the 93-year-old Carter said, "It's even bigger – I hate to say this – than it was last year," when Trump delivered the school's commencement speech. "I don't know if President Trump would admit that or not." Carter's smiling gibe drew good-natured laughs from the crowd at Liberty, a Christian university whose president, Jerry Falwell Jr., has been a vocal supporter of Trump's. The quip from the 39th president took aim at Trump's reaction in January 2017 when television news programs showed pictures of his inauguration crowd that were visibly smaller than those present when Barack Obama was first sworn into office in 2008. Stung by the comparison, Trump … [Read more...] about Jimmy Carter ribs Trump over size of commencement crowd
By The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sat., March 31, 2018 Former president Jimmy Carter capped a busy week with an appearance on CBS’ The Late Show which he both seemed to poke fun at Donald Trump and made it clear that he’s praying for the current president. Carter, 93, was there in to talk about his new book, Faith: A Journey for All, but host Stephen Colbert clearly had other subjects on his mind. For example, Colbert brought up Carter’s good works as an ex-president, and then suggested he might have been too good a guy while in the Oval Office. “Were you too nice to be president?” Colbert asked. “Does America want kind of a jerk as president?” “Apparently, from this recent election year,” Carter answered. “I never knew it before.” Article Continued Below But Carter also said he’s praying for Trump. “I pray that he’ll be a good president and that he’ll keep our country at … [Read more...] about ‘Does America want kind of a jerk as president?’ Stephen Colbert asks Jimmy Carter
Former President Jimmy Carter criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to select former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton as his next national security adviser. Carter called it Trump’s “worst mistake.” He has offered to help with the latest developments on North Korea, and has even offered to travel to the country, if asked. He previously made a trip to North Korea in 1994, and helped secure the release of an American citizen. The nomination of former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton to become President Donald Trump’s newest national security adviser received no shortage criticism, and on Monday, former President Jimmy Carter weighed in, calling it Trump’s “worst mistake.” “I have been concerned at some of the things he’s decided,” Carter said to CBS “This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell. “I think … [Read more...] about Former president Jimmy Carter says Trump just made his ‘worst mistake’