Former President Jimmy Carter is asking donors to 'forgo (their) next gift' to the Carter Center and instead support local groups working to ease the 'suffering caused' by the coronavirus pandemic.
CNN News, delivered. Select from our newsletters below and enter your email to subscribe.(CNN)Former President Jimmy Carter is asking donors to"forgo (their) next gift" to the Carter Center and instead support local groups working to ease the"suffering caused" by the coronavirus pandemic. "As you are well aware, our country is facing a health crisis. Though the behaviors of COVID-19 are not fully known, what we do know makes it a global threat to our physical and economic health," the former Democratic president wrote in a message Tuesday also signed by former first lady Rosalynn, and their eldest grandchild, Jason Carter, the chair of the Carter Center Board of Trustees. "We all have every confidence that we will come together as a nation and overcome this invisible threat," their message read."This virus and its impact must be addressed at every level of government and society. Each of us is gratified at the examples of volunteers and community organizations that have quickly mobilized to help those in need.""It is in this spirit that we ask you to forgo your next gift for the work of the Carter Center and direct it to a local group that is reducing the suffering caused by this pandemic," they added.The Carters established the Carter Center in 1982 in Atlanta, with initiatives that include fighting diseases in developing countries. One of the key accomplishments of the Carter Center is the near eradication of Guinea worm disease from an estimated 3.5 million cases in 1986 to 54 provisional cases in 2019.Read MoreIn October, despite a fall in his home that required stitches, Carter, 95, still traveled to Nashville that day to help with a week-long volunteer project building houses for Habitat for Humanity.The 39th President and former first lady reside in Plains, Georgia, where they have lived since leaving the White House in 1981.CNN's Erica Henry and Betsy Klein contributed to this report. Read more: CNN
Will he forgo building shitty houses? Lady_MeuMeu A true leader 👏 translation: stop trying to demand help, go out to help someone. CCP News. I saw Carter’s face and got really concerned. Phew. Love this man. 1976 A Classmate of Carter when asked did you know him...Yes Yes, I did ...he paused, Well tell us-speak and so the Naval Career officer replied: 'He's one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet, smart as a whip but he doesn't have a lick of leadership ability...'
👍👍👍 ? コロナウイルスは最強ですから！ 希望他能保持健康。 So mind-boggling that THIS guy only got one term.
Jimmy Carter asks potential donors to give to organizations fighting coronavirus instead of his charityFormer President Jimmy Carter said he had 'every confidence' that the U.S. would defeat the 'invisible enemy' of COVID-19. What an amazing man! ❤🙏 Of course he did. Thank you Mr. Carter.
A good man. “Secretary Clinton, are you & your husband planning on joining the call of Former President Carter and calling on your supporters to forgo donations to the Clinton Foundation in this time of national crisis?” ٤ Never can fault this man's heart. He is a genuinely good person and we all can learn from his life after the presidency.
Gran iniciativa, todo suma y aporta , toda ayuda debería ser bien recibida, se bien de qué hablo, os escribo desde Madrid What a great man How generous Everybody hated him as president but he was a rock star compared to the crap bag we have now. Also a classy guy...has done wonders with his humanitarian work.
Yea because he has enough money
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Great news... And then this... A real president. The best! Current president Donald Trump would prefer you just book a night in one of his “kids” hotels. Wonder how this guy would have handled the AIDS epidemic. williamlegate Is he too old to be President again? 😍😍😍 ErinSchrode Love PresidentCarter. He was ahead of his time and got screwed by Repugnicans. Sound familiar?
I love Jimmy Carter! Now that is a person with compassion, empathy, and a big heart. Too bad our current leader is the complete opposite. A true hero!
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Now that’s how a President leads..👍🏿 Every Dem Presidents in our lifetime keep America safe. Every Rep Presidents fail America and cost thousands of lives. Still struggling with Ronald Reagan Aids and Nixon drug wars epidemic. Joe Biden faces allegations for the rape of his former staff member. IBelieveTaraReade
JoeBidenIsARapist can you get us help in South Dakota? Grocery workers have NO protection equipment to feed our people. How true is this? Cc cnnbrk 👇 Did you know Carter is a submariners ademeral? Look it up please What a beautiful man. Jimmy carter is 🐐 THANK YOU PRESIDENT CARTER FOR ALWAYS DISPLAYING YOUR LEADERSHIP AND HUMANITY!! suchamensch!!! 😍
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He is a good man .really Great human. Thank you Jimmy We love you! Thank you for your intelligence, integrity and goodness! So missed these days Guilty conscience Is he still alive!!!! Monster ColleenZenk Wow what a great idea Thank you sir for Your Service and Beautiful homes for the less fortunate! Please please please CNN can you encourage all Americans to cease travel to Mexico and Canada. We need to stop the spread of this virus. Please protect us from your vermin.
I don't suppose he can run for President again?
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Now this is a true American citizen. Not like the rest of the Democrats in government today God bless you Jimmy A true gentleman. soledadobrien We don't deserve him. What an honorable and inspirational man. jaketapper imagine asking Trump to forgo anything. aint gonna happen! A great leader & person Thank you became our most important phase theworld
A REAL PRESIDENT, American and Christian. I really could not love this man any more. CarterCenter
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jaketapper Like his politics or not, President Carter is a selfless statesman.USNavy Amazing, loving humanitarian. God bless you, President Carter. Stay safe! presidential jaketapper If only Trump had 1% as much integrity and compassion that Jimmy Carter has. jaketapper My 2nd Favorite Carpenter Jeez that guy is one Rona away from being more screwed than the Iranian hostages he couldn’t help
Greatest President ever. This is commendable Mr. President The withdrawal of US troops from Iraq is a foreseen step after the (Iraqi) parliament votes to end US presence.
That's right That’s my president! US forces violated Iraqi sovereignty and violated its airspace and cooperated with ISIS terrorism. iraqprotests 👍👍Oh how America misses a genuine and decent president That’s a nice gesture. 'LATIN CURSE' SPIRITUAL ENERGIES, MORALS, ANCESTRAL ETHICS, AGAINST THE WICKED TRUMP, AND THE 'REPUBLICANS' OUR 'LATINO SUPER HEROES' 'YEMAYA' OBATALA, CHANGO 'EL NEGRO FELIPE', MARÍA FA DEMOCRATS THE WINNER, SANDERS RETWITEAR
Thanks but I don't think they want this bag of my turds. The other part of the choir chimes in!