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Jimmy Carter’s grandson: Obama ‘half-embraced me’ for helping find 47 percent tape

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James Carter, Jimmy Carter’s grandson, explained to CNN last night that President Obama enthusiastically thanked him for his support after the president discovered that he helped find the damaging video of Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” remarks during the 2012 election.

“Obama said, ‘Hey, great, get over here.’ And then he kind of half-embraced me, I want to say, put his arm around me, and we shook hands. He thanked me for my support, several times,” Carter recalled from an event where he met the president.

Carter explained that he found the tape online and sent it to David Corn of the liberal magazine Mother Jones.

“I obviously hoped that everything that I found would make a difference,” Carter said. “It ended up being way beyond my wildest dreams.”

Earlier, in an interview with Piers Morgan, former President Jimmy Carter explained that President Obama “ran across the room,” to meet his grandson and “embraced him and thanked him profusely for his time.”

 

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