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Jimmy Carter: I’d pick Trump over Ted Cruz, he’s more ‘malleable’

Carter-TrumpOn Thursday, the Associated Press reported that former President Jimmy Carter said that if given the choice, he would pick Donald Trump over [score]Ted Cruz[/score].  The reason? Trump, in Carter’s view, is “malleable” and has no set of core beliefs.

“I don’t think he has any fixed opinions that he would really go to the White house and fight for,” he said while addressing Britain’s House of Lords.

For those who may not know the meaning of the word, dictionary.com defines it as:

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Let’s see if this works.  Is Donald Trump “adaptable” or “tractable?”

If we look at his record and his statements, it would certainly seem to fit.  Just last September, he said he had no problems with Cruz’s Canadian birth after his lawyers looked it over.  Now, he’s singing a much different tune.  Dittos for other issues like abortion and the DREAM act.

After getting beat on Monday, Trump sounded gracious in his speech, only to accuse Cruz of stealing the election just hours later.

Yeah, I’d say “malleable” fits.

Carter also said that Cruz was not malleable and holds what he called “far right-wing policies,” which is liberal-speak meaning that he supports the Constitution.

Cruz made an ad out of Carter’s remarks:

Trump, on the other hand, is pleased to get what could be described as a tacit nod of support from what many could easily argue is the second-worse president in U.S. history — assuming that Obama is seen as the worse U.S. president.

The question now is whether or not this nod from Carter will help or hurt Trump.  One thing is for certain: Any conservative who sees Carter’s remarks as good should step back and seriously rethink what it is they really support.

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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