Jimmy Carter

Carter fears global effect of new US human rights policies

As the Trump administration signals a de-emphasis of human rights in U.S. foreign policy decisions, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that he's concerned America's approach will erode support for such rights in other countries.

The 92-year-old Carter spoke with The Associated Press amid a two-day meeting of dozens of human rights activists at The Carter Center in Atlanta.

Carter cited a portion of President Donald Trump's inaugural address promising that his administration does "not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow." Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expanded on that slightly last...