Jimmy Carter: Trump needs Americans' 'support and prayers'

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter says President-elect Donald Trump needs Americans' "support and our prayers" as he prepares to take office.

Carter briefly discussed Trump's election Thursday at a conference focused on neglected tropical diseases. The Carter Center, a human rights organization that Carter founded after leaving the White House, works on the issue.

Carter, who turned 92 in October, says he spoke to Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Wednesday. Carter joked that he understands how both Trump and Clinton feel this week "because I won the same election, as some of you may be old enough to remember, and then I lost the same election."

Carter won the 1976 election and lost his 1980 re-election bid.