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Cracking Jokes, Jimmy Carter Honors Former VP Mondale

Jimmy Carter
Posted at 8:52 PM, Oct 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-20 16:58:35-04

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter is cracking jokes and poking fun at himself at a gala honoring former Vice President Walter Mondale.

    

The 90-year-old former president is being treated for brain cancer. He appeared spry and energetic as he lauded his former vice president in a packed ballroom in Washington.

    

Carter says he wanted Mondale to play a key role in his White House because as a peanut farmer from Georgia, he "needed a lot of help."

    

Carter is also weighing in on more recent world events. He says all Americans should support the nuclear deal with Iran. Carter says he spoke about the deal Tuesday with Secretary of State John Kerry.

    

The former president says the worst human rights violations taking place today are against women and girls.

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