During his 2016 presidential campaign announcement, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry argued that if the U.S. could make it through the Jimmy Carter’s presidency, they can “make it through the Obama years.”
RICK PERRY: My friends, we are a resilient country. You think about who we are. We’ve been through a civil war. We’ve been through two world wars. We’ve been through a Great Depression. We even made it through Jimmy Carter! We will make it through the Obama years! We will do this!