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.