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Jimmy Carter Says He Sees Trump As An Illegitimate President

The former president says President Trump "was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf."
President Trump owes his 2016 election win to Russian President Vladimir Putin, former President Jimmy Carter said on Friday. Here, Trump and Putin are seen meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka. Source: Mikhail Klimentyev

Former President Jimmy Carter says President Trump would not have won the 2016 election without help from Russia, commenting shortly after Trump made a smiling appearance alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Japan.

Carter, a Democrat, said that he views Trump, a Republican, as an illegitimate president.

Speaking at at a resort in Leesburg, Va., on Friday, the former president was asked how the U.S. should respond to Russia's involvement in the presidential election that put Trump into office.

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