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Trump and Carter find common ground over 'bad' media treatment


President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to thank former President Jimmy Carter for his remarks about "how badly I am treated by the press."

Trump was referring to a recent interview with the New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd that had the Georgia native asserting the "media have been harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I've know about."

Added Carter: "I think they feel free to claim that Trump is mentally deranged and everything else without hesitation.”

Also in that interview, the Democrat offered Trump his services to negotiate with North Korea's leader - an offer the White House formally rebuffed on Friday.

The 93-year-old repeated that he and his wife Rosalynn voted for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in last year's Democratic primary. He questioned whether Russia's attempts to interfere in the election changed "enough votes, or any votes" to matter. And he knocked some of former President Barack Obama's foreign policy decisions.

 


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Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.