Former President Jimmy Carter Pronounces Trump Election Illegitimate

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Former President Jimmy Carter declared the 2016 Presidential elections as decided by Russian operatives committing fraud, and pronounced President Donald Trump as not legitimately the President, while making comments to a historian at the Carter Center named in his honor. (Getty Images photo)

Western Journal – Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter suggested Friday that President Donald Trump was not elected legitimately in 2016.

Carter, who served as president from 1977 until 1981, told historian Jon Meacham at a Carter Center conference on human rights in Leesburg, Virginia that a full investigation would show Trump was only put into office due to Russian interference in the election, according to USA Today.

“There’s no doubt the Russians interfered in the election,” Carter said. “I think the interference, although not yet quantified, if fully investigated, would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016. He lost the election, he was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf.”

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