US has become more an 'oligarchy than a democracy’: Jimmy Carter

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Former US President Jimmy Carter has warned that money in politics has made the United States more like an “oligarchy than a democracy” and described President Donald Trump’s foreign and domestic policies as a failure.

Speaking on Tuesday at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, the 39th president offered a damning indictment of US foreign policy and domestic affairs and was particularly critical of the nation’s direction under Trump’s leadership.

“Keep the peace, promote human rights and tell the truth,” Carter advised Trump.

Carter said the US should engage directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and discuss a peace treaty to replace the ceasefire that ended the Korean War in 1953.

“I would send my top person to Pyongyang immediately, if I didn’t go myself,” he said.

Carter further said that North Koreans want a treaty that guarantees the US will not attack unless North Korea attacks the US or an ally, particularly…

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