Jimmy Carter is one of the most beloved presidents in American history. He is known for his simple roots as a young boy from Plains, Georgia, as a peanut farmer, and then as the president of the United States. Carter solidified Himself in the hearts of Americans.
He is a squeaky clean former president, which is perhaps why Trump knows he can’t criticize him, but Jimmy Carter is simply untouchable. That is what a life of doing the right thing will get you, and that is something that has to really get under Trump’s skin.
According to Biography.com:
“Carter studied engineering at Georgia Southwestern Junior College before joining the Naval ROTC program to continue his engineering studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He then applied to the highly competitive Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, which accepted him to begin studies in the summer of 1943.”
“With his reflective, introverted personality and small stature (Carter stood only five feet, nine inches tall), he did not fit in well among his fellow midshipmen. Nevertheless, Carter continued to excel at academics, graduating in the top ten percent of his class in 1946. While on leave in the summers, Carter had reconnected with a girl named Rosalynn Smith whom he had known since childhood. They married in June 1946.”
Now, Carter has broken a record that Donald Trump couldn’t break if he turned into a vegan health-nut today. Carter has become the oldest living president in history.
Today is Carter’s 94th birthday, which put him past George H.W.’s record.
There aren’t many presidents who lived into their 90’s, and many of those were in much better physical shape and had much better habits than Donald Trump.
“The 1950s were a period of great change in the American South. In the landmark 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ordered the desegregation of public schools, and in the aftermath of that decision, civil rights protestors vociferously demanded an end to all forms of racial discrimination. However, politics in the rural South still largely reflected the reactionary racial outlook of the “Old South.” Carter was the only white man in Plains to refuse to join a segregationist group called the White Citizens’ Council, and shortly afterward he found a sign on the front door of his home that read: “Coons and Carters go together.””
Jimmy Carter remains the amazing humanitarian he became upon leaving the White House, and at 94-years old, he still builds homes for Habitat For Humanity, a non-profit organization that puts impoverished people in new homes.
Carter has been seen building those homes by hand, something The Donald wouldn’t be caught dead doing.
‘He has worked extensively with Habitat for Humanity and founded the Carter Presidential Center to promote human rights and alleviate suffering across the globe. In particular, Carter has worked effectively as an ex-president to develop community-based health care systems in Africa and Latin America, to oversee elections in fledgling democracies and to promote peace in the Middle East.”
“In 2002 Jimmy Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize “for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.” Carter has also written many books in the years since his presidency, including several memoirs, Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis (2006) and Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid (2007).”
“Jimmy Carter will not go down in history as one of America’s most effective presidents. However, because of his tireless work both before and since his presidency in support of equality, human rights and the alleviation of human suffering, Carter will go down as one of the nation’s great social activists.”