Jimmy Carter: I hope there's an age limit' to run for president

Former President Jimmy Carter testifies at a 2009 Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter turned 95 yesterday, ahead of the milestone birthday he told a crowd at the Carter Center last month, that he hopes there will be an age limit on the presidency. He explained that “just in foreign affairs [he doesn’t] think [he] could undertake it if [he] was 80 years old in the White House.” Currently, four presidential candidates--Sen. Bernie Sanders, former vice president Joe Biden, former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld and President Donald Trump--would be the oldest president ever inaugurated if they win in 2020.


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