Plains, Montana – Jimmy Carter, 93, was the 39th President of the United States, between 1977 and 1981. In an interview published today, he talks about the biggest regret of his political career.
“I am quite proud of my career, honestly”, the ex-President says. “I don’t have any big regrets about what I did or didn’t do. Even though I must say that there is one thing I wish I could do differently. It is the fact that I did not think about the concept of Fake News. It’s bloody genius! You don’t like a question? Fake News. You do something stupid and don’t want to admit to it? Fake News. It doesn’t matter if there are evidence, videos, witnesses. You just yell fake news and you’re out of trouble. I wish I did it!”.
Even though Jimmy Carter admits that he did try to find ways to avoid responsibility for everything, he could never come up with something as efficient as fake news.
“It’s catchy”, Jimmy Carter says. “It’s short, it stays in your head.. You can use it for absolutely every situation. It’s such an easy way out of everything. I suppose the reason we didn’t think about it was because we didn’t think that Americans would swallow something so big so easily. It seems like we were wrong!”.