- Oct 24, 2015
I don’t care about his politics. He seems to be a genuinely good person throughout his life.
BREAKING NEWS: Jimmy Carter celebrates 99th birthday by attending annual Peanut Festival in Georgia hometown with wife Rosalynn SEVEN MONTHS after he went into hospice careFormer President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 99th birthday by making his first public appearance since he entered hospice care seven months ago.
Carter, 98, was met with raucous applause as he made his way to the Plains Peanut Festival in Georgia on Saturday, and was seen being driven down the flag-lined street in a black SUV alongside former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.
The longest living president in US history entered hospice care in February, announcing that he 'decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care' as he ceased medical intervention.
Three months later, it was revealed that Rosalynn, 96, had dementia.
Footage of Carter being driven through the festival was posted on X - formerly Twitter - which quickly garnered warm responses from supporters of the aging president.
His 76-year marriage to Rosalynn also stands as the longest between any president and first lady in US history.
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Carter with his wife Rosalynn and their daughter Amy at the Baptist church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia in 1976. Last year, Carter said he could not have managed being president at 80, appearing to take a dig at Joe Biden and Donald Trump's age ahead of the election
Former President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 99th birthday by making his first public appearance since he went into hospice care seven months ago.www.dailymail.co.uk