‘I Shouldn’t Say That’: Biden Lets Jimmy Carter Funeral Detail Slip

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Diana Glebova White House Correspondent
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President Joe Biden apparently revealed a detail about Jimmy Carter’s funeral Monday, saying the former president asked him to “do his eulogy.”

“I spent time with Jimmy Carter and it’s finally caught up with him, but they found a way to keep him going for a lot longer than they anticipated because they found a breakthrough,” Biden said during remarks at a reception for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in California.

“He asked me to do his eulogy. Excuse me, I shouldn’t say that,” Biden added.

Carter, who is 98-years-old, decided to enter hospice care in mid February after a series of hospital visits.

“After a series of short hospital stays, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter today decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention,” the Carter Center said in a statement. “He has the full support of his family and his medical team.”

Biden, along with first lady Jill Biden, visited Carter and his wife in May of 2021. (RELATED: Jimmy Carter Released From Hospital After Successful Surgery)

The meeting took place at Carter’s home in Georgia, and marked the oldest sitting U.S. president with the oldest living former president visiting each other.

Biden said he and Carter “talked about the old days,” according to The Associated Press.