Jimmy Carter: US more like ‘oligarchy’ than ‘democracy’ 
Associated Press
2017-09-13 08:56:04
Jimmy Carter

Former US President Jimmy Carter AP Photo

ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter said the U.S. functions more like an “oligarchy than a democracy,” and he is sharply critical of U.S. foreign policy under President Donald Trump.

Trump, Carter said,  should talk openly with North Korea about a peace treaty, rather than deal in threats.

The former president also said he has no hope Trump can broker peace between Israel and Palestinians. Trump has backed off the long-held U.S. position advocating a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine.

Carter made his remarks Tuesday to several hundred supporters of his post-presidency Carter Center in Atlanta.

The former leader’s  unsolicited advice to Trump was “keep the peace, promote human rights and tell the truth.”

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