Being interviewed while strolling through an airport on his way to the Inauguration of Donald Trump, former president Jimmy Carter was asked if he had any advice for the upcoming POTUS.

Rather than wax poetic or delve into a list of advice and warnings, Jimmy Carter kept it simple.

“Just do a good job, tell the truth.”

Though simple, the advice given to Donald Trump is especially profound considering the context of Trump’s candidacy and now presidency.

Telling the truth appears to be one of Trump’s weakest points, though whether he does a “good job” is yet to be determined.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at