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Carter: I'm 'Probably Superior' to Other Former Presidents

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Former President Jimmy Carter stands to the side in a picture taken in 2009. On Monday, he claimed he was "probably superior" ot to other former presidents. (Photo: AP)

Speaking with NBC's Brian Williams in an interview released today, former President Jimmy Carter admits he has a not-so-humble view of his current role. In response to a question regarding a photo showing Carter standing off to the side of his presidential colleagues, Carter cited his post-administration work while claiming superiority:

"I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents, primarily because of the activism... ."

He went on to say that his center has had to fill a vacuum in the world left when others -- it's unclear if he means just former presidents or current ones too -- "won't address troubled areas":

Carter is making the media rounds in preparation for the release of a new book, which is a collection of his audio diaries.

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