Carter to Trump: shun military action, keep country at peace

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FILE – In a Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 file photo, gormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter delivers a lecture on the eradication of the Guinea worm, at the House of Lords in London. A spokeswoman for Jimmy Carter says the former president does not need further treatment for cancer. The former president apparently shared the good […]

ATLANTA (AP) – Former President Jimmy Carter says he prays that President Donald Trump will “keep our country at peace” and avoid military action involving North Korea, Syria or Russia.

The 93-year-old’s remarks come after Trump said he’s considering military action against Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack on civilians. Russia has countered that such a move would have “grave repercussions.”

Carter made his comments as he touted a new book – “Faith: A Journey for All” – in an interview that touched on issues from Trump and the economy to factional disputes within American Christianity.

A lifelong Democrat, Carter has been critical of Trump, a Republican, on a number of fronts, and he said “a lot of people” have “realized they made a mistake” supporting Trump.

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