According to Biden, Carter asked him to give his eulogy.

The president announced on Monday that Joe Biden has been asked to deliver the eulogy for former President Jimmy Carter, who is still receiving hospice care.

According to a pool report, Biden told supporters during remarks at a fundraiser in Rancho Santa Fe, California, “He asked me to do his eulogy – excuse me, I shouldn’t say that.”

I spent time with Jimmy Carter, and now it has caught up to him. However, because they had discovered a breakthrough, they were able to keep him alive for much longer than they had anticipated,” the president went on.

It’s likely that Biden was referring to Carter’s prolonged fight with cancer. The former president announced in 2015 that four cancerous spots had spread to his brain. However, he was declared cancer-free in December of that year after receiving treatment.

In 2019, he had a number of health issues, which led to surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. He was forced to stop teaching Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, where he had been for decades due to health issues.

The former president’s decision to begin receiving hospice care at his Georgia residence was made public last month by the Carter Center.

rather than further medical treatment. “He has the full support of his family and his medical team,” the center, which Carter and Rosalynn founded with the intention of promoting health and peace around the world, stated at the time.

Last month, CNN reported that the former president had informed Biden of his declining health and decision to seek hospice care. The long-time Carter admirer and fellow Democrat was keeping in close touch with the Carter family and the former president’s close circle of advisers.

In 2021, during a trip to Plains, Biden last saw Carter.

After George H.W. Bush’s death in late 2018 at the age of 94, Carter, who turned 98 last year, became the oldest living US president. The coronavirus pandemic has kept the nation’s 39th president quiet in recent years, but he has continued to speak out about threats to democracy around the world, which has long been a cause of his.

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