Fomer President Jimmy Carter was called a “racist” and an “anti-Semite” by a caller on the Sunday edition of C-SPAN’s BookTV. Carter was on to discuss his new book “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.” The call took place about 55 minutes into the program:

Female caller from Aurora, Illnois:

Yes, Mr. Carter, thank you for making me a Republican—because of your incompetence in handling the Iranians and…your cozying up with every dictator, thug, Islamic terrorist there is. And more importantly, I find it to be vile because of [untelligible] (sounds like “your blackest heart”). Because you’re an anti-Semite. And let me explain why I think you’re a bigot and a racist and an anti-Semite…

Host interrupts: I think, caller, that the name-calling is fine—is enough. But look, these are the strong questions that are coming from people…

Carter went on to reject the charge “with enthusiasm” and a cheesy grin on his face. The full video is at C-SPAN’s website.

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