Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton criticize election rhetoric

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Posted: Jun 14, 2016 7:13 PM
Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton criticize election rhetoric

ATLANTA (AP) — Put two former presidents in a room, and the conversation is bound to turn to politics.

Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter appeared Tuesday in Atlanta, the 42nd president quizzing the 39th on global politics to close the Clinton Global Initiative's annual America meeting.

Neither specifically mentioned presumptive nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Clinton took pains not to, advising Carter "don't say anything about America" after asking him to discuss "harsh rhetoric" in politics.

Carter, though, mused that a "reassessment" will follow the 2016 election. Carter says he thinks many people feel "alienated" and "kind of disgusted" by campaigns this year.

Carter is among Georgia's 15 superdelegates to the Democratic National Convention but has remained neutral in the party's presidential primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.