Former President Jimmy Carter told CNN host Piers Morgan that President Barack Obama “ran across the room” and embraced James Carter — the former president’s grandson — to thank him for the infamous secretly taped “47 percent” video of Mitt Romney.
Obama and James Carter met for the first time last week while the president was in Atlanta.
“When James went to meet President Obama, President Obama ran across the room, embraced him and thanked him profusely for his time, by the way,” Carter told Morgan.
The younger Carter is credited with unearthing the footage that showed a then-campaigning Romney telling a private group of wealthy donors that he had no shot at winning over the 47 percent of Americans “who are dependent on government” and don’t take “responsibility” for their lives.
Piers Morgan’s interview with President Carter aired Thursday on CNN.