Jimmy Carter says 'apparently' America wants kind of a jerk for president

Former President Jimmy Carter answered in the affirmative when asked by Late Show host Stephen Colbert if America wanted a 'kind of jerk for president.'  

'Apparently from this recent election, yes,' Carter answered. 'I never knew it before.' 

Colbert talked about how Carter, 93, was voted into office after the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, with Nixon – who likely would have been impeached if he hadn't resigned – seeming, as the comedian put it, 'like a son-of-a-b****.'

Former President Jimmy Carter answered 'apparently' when Late Show host Stephen Colbert asked him if America wanted a 'kind of jerk for president' 

Former President Jimmy Carter answered 'apparently' when Late Show host Stephen Colbert asked him if America wanted a 'kind of jerk for president' 

Stephen Colbert (right) asked former President Jimmy Carter (left) is he was 'too nice' to be president. Carter's one of the only one-term presidents of the modern era 

Stephen Colbert (right) asked former President Jimmy Carter (left) is he was 'too nice' to be president. Carter's one of the only one-term presidents of the modern era 

Former President Jimmy Carter is doing the media rounds to publicize his latest book 'Faith: A Journey For All' 

Former President Jimmy Carter is doing the media rounds to publicize his latest book 'Faith: A Journey For All' 

Colbert, who's been heavily critical of President , was making the point that 'America felt like they wanted a nice guy'

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