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Jimmy Carter Swipes At Trump, Jokes About Crowd Size At Liberty University Commencement Speech

Former President Jimmy Carter took a lighthearted jab at President Trump during his Saturday commencement address at Liberty University.

“This is a wonderful crowd,” Carter began, according to The Hill. “Jerry told me it’s even bigger, I hate to say this, than it was last year. I don’t know if President Trump would admit that or not.”

President Trump gave Liberty University’s commencement speech last year in front of around 50,000 attendees, which was then, according to school president Jerry Falwell Jr., the school’s “best commencement speech.”

Carter reportedly said there were over 20,000 graduates, not including friends and family in attendance.

The joke was a lighthearted reference to Sean Spicer’s claim that President Trump’s inauguration had the “largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period.” (RELATED: Sean Spicer Rips The Media For Lying About Crowd Sizes At Trump’s Inauguration)

“We decide whether we tell the truth or benefit from telling lies,” Carter said. “We’re the ones who decide, do I hate or am I filled with love? We’re the ones who decide, do I only think about myself, or do I care for others? We ourselves make these decisions and no one else. There are no limits to our ambition.”

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