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  • Former President Jimmy Carter called President Donald Trump an illegitimate president and said he only won his 2016 election because of state-sponsored Russian interference to benefit him.
  • Carter made the controversial comments alongside his Vice President Walter Mondaleat a June 28 human rights forum hosted in Leesburg, Virginia.
  • “A full investigation would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016. He lost the election, and was put into office because of the Russians interfering on his behalf,” Carter said.
  • When the moderator followed up and asked if Carter believed Trump was an illegitimate president, Carter said, “based on what I just said which I can’t retract, yes.”
  • Carter’s comments came after Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to laugh off Russia’s election interference when the two leaders met at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

Former President Jimmy Carter called President Donald Trump an illegitimate president and said he only won his 2016 election because of state-sponsored Russian interference to benefit him.

Carter, who is 94 years old and served as America’s 39th president from 1977 to 1981, made the controversial comments alongside his Vice President Walter Mondale at a June 28 human rights forum hosted in Leesburg, Virginia and moderated by presidential scholar Jon Meacham.

“There’s no doubt that the Russians did interfere in the election. I think the interference, although it’s not quantified, a full investigation would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016. He lost the election, and was put into office because of the Russians interfering on his behalf,” Carter said.
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