Two weeks ago it became known that 98-year-old Carter is seriously ill, refused medical care and will spend the last days at home.
The 39th President of the United States, 98-year-old President Jimmy Carter, the longest-lived former US leader in history, has decided to spend the rest of his time at home with his family. However, despite his positive image, the president is called “rude and arrogant” by his former employees. The Daily Mail writes about it.
Now Jimmy Carter, who suffered from melanoma for many years, is at home. His relatives asked for privacy.
Carter served as president for one term, from 1977 to 1981. In the next election, he lost to Republican Ronald Reagan.
Jimmy Carter with family
After his resignation, Carter continued to engage in humanitarian projects within the framework of the Carter Center. He is also known for his human rights activities. In 2002 he received the Nobel Peace Prize.
But his former employees and former Secret Service agents claim that Carter was not a very pleasant person.
With the agents who guarded him, he treated as if they “did not exist” and spoke down to the military.
Ronald Kessler, a former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal investigative reporter and New York Times best-selling author on the White House, the Secret Service, the FBI and the CIA, said that although Carter had an image of a humble politician who cares about the so-called little people , he didn’t look like the smiling, friendly president he portrayed, and in fact, he was rude most of the time.
“My own heart is burdened by the Americans. The poor, the unemployed and the destitute,” said Carter.
But “with agents, he just pretended that you weren’t around. You said hello, and he just looked at you, as if you weren’t here, as if he was tired of you,” his former colleagues recall.
He forbade anyone to say hello to himself, because he did not want to answer. And although he himself was a graduate of the Naval Academy, he “talked down to the military” and did not want military assistants to wear uniforms.
Former agent Cliff Baranovsky said that his employees could not stand the Carters. And his way of carrying his own suitcases during visits was a farce. The suitcases were empty, because other people carried the president’s things.
Carter also became famous for coming to work early, portraying work for the benefit of the American people. But his employees say that although he was at work at 6 in the morning, he only worked for half an hour, and then dozed off.
“He had such a big smile, but when he was in the White House, everything was different. The only time I saw a smile on Carter’s face was when the cameras were rolling,” says former agent George Schmalhofer, who periodically assigned to the Carter group.
And also Carter endangered his country while in office. The agents who were in charge of the “nuclear briefcase” were not allowed to be on the grounds of his estate. They lived 15 minutes away.
So, in the event of a nuclear attack, by the time a military aide brings a “nuclear briefcase” to Carter’s home to strike back, the country would have been destroyed by nuclear-tipped missiles.
Terrence Adamson, Carter’s attorney, denied the intelligence agents’ claim.
Jimmy Carter is the longest-lived US President
Since being removed from office, Carter has occasionally stayed at Blair House, a townhouse maintained by the General Services Administration for former presidents across the street from the White House.
The walls of the townhouse are decorated with large photographs of former presidents. And only Jimmy Carter forced the servants to take all the photos of Republican Presidents Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon and decorated the townhouse with half a dozen more of his photographs.
After each visit, Charles B. “Buddy” Respass, then the GSA administration manager in charge of the White House, became furious because the GSA had to look for images to put them in place.
Recall that political rivals accused Jimmy Carter of rising energy prices, inflation and the capture of 52 American diplomats and citizens in the US embassy building in Tehran by students supporting the Iranian revolution.
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