Jun 9, 2019

Jimmy Carter, 94, teaches first Sunday school class since hip surgery

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks to the congregation at Maranatha Baptist Church before teaching Sunday school in his hometown of Plains, Georgia.

Former President Jimmy Carter. Photo: Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Former President Jimmy Carter discussed health setbacks and a recent phone call from a "very gracious" President Trump as he returned to teach his first Sunday school class in Georgia since breaking a hip, WSB-TV first reported.

Details: He thanked members of Maranatha Baptist Church of Plains for their support and revealed that his wife, Rosalynn, had a health scare, but they're OK and have home nursing care. He said Trump thanked him for a letter he'd sent on his administration's trade issues with Japan. He recounted Trump saying "the Chinese were getting way ahead" of the U.S. "in many ways."

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