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Jimmy Carter calls Trump “illegitimate”

“Former President Jimmy Carter suggested Friday that a full investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election would show that Donald Trump didn’t win the presidency, CNN reported Friday.

Carter said, “He lost the election and he was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf.”

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Comment: Obviously the former president is expressing his personal opinion, as this hasn’t been established by formal proceedings. In any case, I disagree with this suggestion that Trump’s presidency is illegitimate; even if Russian interference put him in office, the election was certified as provided by the Constitution, and that makes him president — regardless of how he got there.

 


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