Jimmy Carter 2020? Rumors and T-shirts Abound


Former President Jimmy Carter spent some time with CBS Late Show host, Stephen Colbert, on Friday night. President Carter has drawn headlines for his response when Colbert asked, “does America kind of want a jerk as President?”

His response?

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“Apparently from this recent election, yes, I never knew it before.”

Moving on, Colbert asked Carter about a potential Presidential campaign, saying, “is there any chance you’re running in 2020? Because we could use a nice guy in the Oval Office.”

“I think there’s an age limit,” President Carter, now 93, remarked.

That’s when the former host of the Colbert Report presented President Carter with a t-shirt which said “Carter 2020: Still Constitutionally Eligible.”

That simple shirt quickly sparked a buzz on social media across the world.

One Reddit user stated, “Carter seemed ahead of his era, he’d be popular now I think.”

Another Redditor remarked, “Forged peace between two-millennia old enemies, served but never took us to war and told us the truth about ourselves. Best. President. Ever.”