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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 07:50 AM

Jimmy Carter Criticizes Trumps N. Korea Response:'Treat Them With Respect'

Source: TPM 7:25 AM

ATLANTA (AP) Former President Jimmy Carter offered a damning indictment of U.S. foreign policy and domestic affairs Tuesday, saying 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.

Carters criticisms, offered at his annual presentation to backers of his post-presidency Carter Center in Atlanta, went beyond Trump, but he was particularly critical of the nations direction under the Republican presidents leadership.

The 39th president, a Democrat, offered this advice to the 45th: Keep the peace, promote human rights and tell the truth.

Carter, 92, did not mention explicitly Trumps threatening exchanges this summer with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, but the former president said the U.S. should engage directly with the insular leader and discuss a peace treaty to replace the cease fire that ended the Korean War in 1953.

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