Former President Jimmy Carter sat down for an interview with Maureen Dowd
for the New York Times
and dropped some pretty interesting bombs. Dowd focused her write-up on his answer to her question about acting as a go-between for the Trump White House and North Korea. He said that he would go if asked, and that's certainly both important and within his wheelhouse. In the interview, however, Carter also defends President Trump and offers surprising assessments of former-president Obama, failed presidential candidate Hillary, and the media.
His comments in defense of Trump might be seen as an attempt to ingratiate himself in order to be called upon to assist with North Korea. Maybe. But that doesn't explain his apparent candor in unflattering critiques of Obama, Hillary, and the media.