Jimmy Carter: ‘Unfortunately, No’ President Obama Doesn’t Ask for My Advice

Former president Jimmy Carter said on Meet the Press Sunday morning that while previous presidents have called on him for help in dealing with foreign-policy matters, that has not been the case with President Obama.

When asked by Andrea Mitchell if the president sought advice from him, given the current situation in Ukraine, Carter replied, “Unfortunately, the answer is no, president Obama doesn’t, but previous presidents have called on me and the Carter center to take action.”

“Why do you think you don’t have that relationship with Barack Obama?” Mitchell asked.

“That’s a hard question for me to answer with complete candor,” said Carter, explaining that he thinks they have disagreements about how to approach the Israel-Palestinian peace process.