There are currently five living former presidents in the United States. These former Commanders-in-Chief include George H.W. Bush, his son George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.
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Take note of the fact that Jimmy Carter is still firmly and wholly among the living. It takes nothing but a simple Google search to confirm that Jimmy Carter is most certainly not dead.
Oddly enough, Fox News claimed the Jimmy Carter actually passed away at the age of 93. In fact, they slipped the false claim into an article so matter of factly that it seemed as if they were certain that it was a true, widely known and accepted fact that Jimmy Carter had died.
Fox News was attempting to recognize George H. W. Bush for being the longest living president in history when they mistakenly claimed that Carter was dead. The older Bush did recently pass the late President Gerald Ford, who died at age 93 an 165 days, and become the longest living president at the age of 93 and 166 days.
It was at this point in the article that Fox News made a terrible mistake, saying
‘Bush, 93 years and 166 days old, outlasted the previous oldest president, Gerald Ford, who passed away at 93 and 165 days old. Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter also died at 93.’
Although Jimmy Carter was hospitalized in July after becoming dehydrated, he is still very much willing to involve himself in politics. He stated that he would be willing to enage in diplomatic efforts in North Korea at the current President Donald Trump’s request.
Following the mistake, chaos ensued on Twitter as people took to social media to clown Fox News for their careless mistake.
Michael Wooten seemed heated, asking why the article was still up and calling the mistake “humiliating.”
When Shawn Reynolds Tweeted, he wanted to make it very clear that Jimmy Carter is still alive.
Caleb Hull responded to the mistake in the most simple and straightforward way possible, saying “Yo @FoxNews Jimmy Carter is still alive.”
Maybe this mistake will make Fox News a little less to make faulty claims in the future.