Former president Jimmy Carter appeared at Britain's House of Lords on Wednesday and was asked whom he would chose for the GOP nomination.
“I think I would choose Trump, which may surprise some of you,” the former Democratic president said.
“The reason is, Trump has proven already he’s completely malleable,” Carter explained. “I don’t think he has any fixed [positions] he’d go the White House and fight for. On the other hand, Ted Cruz is not malleable. He has far-right wing policies he’d pursue if he became president.”
But Carter doesn't think Trump will get very far.
“When people actually get ready to put on a ballot, ‘This is the person I want to lead me for the next four or eight years,' I think they’ll have a little different opinion,” Carter said, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
As far as the Democrat nomination, Carter wouldn't share his preference.
“Bernie Sanders has had a remarkable showing, particularly among young people. In Iowa, he had 85 percent of young people’s [support],” Carter said. “I don’t know what the final result will be. My own personal opinion is that it’s very likely Hillary Clinton will still prevail in the Democratic party. Of course, I’m a Democrat and I will support the [Democratic Party’s] nominee.”