Former President Donald Trump mocked former President Jimmy Carter at a rally in Iowa on Saturday, just one day after it was publicly announced that Carter’s wife, Rosalynn Carter, had entered hospice care. Trump took the opportunity to criticize President Joe Biden, stating to his supporters that “the happiest person anywhere in this country right now is Jimmy Carter because his administration looked brilliant compared to these clowns.” He further added, “Compared to Biden, Jimmy Carter was a brilliant, brilliant president.”
The Carter Center had previously announced that Rosalynn Carter had entered hospice care, a service provided to patients who choose to discontinue treatment as they near the end of their lives. Jimmy Carter had entered hospice care in February, and in May, the Carter family revealed that Rosalynn Carter had been diagnosed with dementia.
Despite their health challenges, Jason Carter, the couple’s grandson and chairman of the Carter Center’s Board of Trustees, stated earlier this year that Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter remain together and in love. He described their situation as “perfect” for this stage of their lives. Jason Carter also mentioned that while his grandfather faces significant physical challenges, he still enjoys watching baseball games and spending time with family on a nearly daily basis. Overall, he emphasized that both Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter are doing as well as can be expected.
In conclusion, Donald Trump’s mocking of Jimmy Carter shortly after Rosalynn Carter entered hospice care has stirred controversy. While the Carters face health challenges, they continue to support and love each other, finding solace in their family and shared experiences.