Former President Jimmy Carter in a new interview said he regrets putting an end to playing “Hail to the Chief” whenever the president enters the room.
“I went too far in — because I did — I did away with all the ruffles and flourishes and that sort of thing for a little while. But it was so unpopular with the American public — because they wanted to show reverence to the president that I undid it,” Carter told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews in a new interview on Sunday.
The conversation with Carter, 94, is part of an MSNBC special, “Headliners,” featuring Carter, who is the oldest living ex-U.S. president.
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