The 39th POTUS made the revelation on the new documentary 'Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President' A new documentary Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President is exploring the 39th president’s connection to the music community during his four-year term. The Los Angeles Times reported on Friday that the documentary about the 95-year-old came out in theaters this week. When asked about country music legend Willie Nelson's previous accounts of puffing on a “big fat Austin torpedo’’, Carter gave out a chuckle. "When Willie Nelson wrote his autobiography, he confessed that he smoked pot in the White House one night when he was spending the night with me," Jimmy Carter says in the doc. "And he says that his companion that shared the pot with him was one of the servants in the White House. That is not exactly true — it actually was one of my sons, which he didn't want to categorize as a pot-smoker like him." Carter has three sons, so who is he talking about? According to The New York Post , although Carter did not specify who it was, it seems he was talking about Chip — who has been famously linked to the ganja incident before. When asked about his dad's revelation in the documentary, Chip said, “My guess is it’s true. If you’re talking about me and Willie, he was my friend.” Carter's son told filmmakers that the country singer had been jamming at the White House that day — Sept. 13, 1980 — and, “In the break I said, ‘Let’s go upstairs.’ We just kept going up ’til we got to the roof, where we leaned against the flagpole at the top of the place and lit one up. If you know Washington, the White House is the hub of the spokes, the way it was designed. Most of the avenues run into the White House,” Chip Carter said. “You could sit up and could see all the traffic coming right at you. It’s a nice place up there.” According to GQ , Nelson has told his side of the story in his 1988 autobiography where he describes being up there “with a beer in one hand and a fat Austin Torpedo in the other,” enjoying a view you can get from nowhere else of how Washington’s principal streets fan out from the White House. In the 2015 version, he describes the incident as “a friend of mine who happened to be a White House insider” coming to his bedroom door at the end of the night and offering him a private tour, which took them to the roof. The 87-year-old told GQ, “Well, I don’t really go around bragging about that. It happened, and it’s something that I don’t deny, you know, but I don’t bring it up all the time.” As for critics of the former POTUS who didn't like Carter's relationship with musicians like Nelson, Bob Dylan, and the Allman Brothers, the former president says in the film, "I was doing what I really believed, and the response I think from the followers of those musicians was much more influential than the people who thought [of] that being inappropriate for a president." Carter and his wife, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter , have made massive humanitarian efforts and diplomatic work that even earned the former President a Nobel Peace Prize. The couple has spent decades building homes for Habitat for Humanity. The pair has led an annual build for Habitat, working on more than 4,000 homes for 36 years! “Sometimes, when we go into a community where we built houses maybe 35 years ago, or 25, 20 years ago, we try to visit those Habitat sites just to look at them and meet some of the longtime homeowners,” he once said, according to PEOPLE . “They’re very proud of their house. We never find any houses that we have built with graffiti on the outside walls or with broken windows or un-mowed lawns. … They set an example for everybody that lives around [them].” He continued, “It’s hard to live until you’re 95-years-old. I think the best explanation for that is to marry the best spouse: someone who will take care of you and engage and do things to challenge you and keep you alive and interested in life.” He added, “One of the things Jesus taught was: If you have any talents, try to utilize them for the benefit of others. That’s what Rosa and I have both tried to do.” COVER IMAGE SOURCE: Getty Images/ (L) Former US President Jimmy Carter watches warmups before the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the San Diego Chargers at the Georgia Dome on October 23, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham) (R) Singer Willie Nelson attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt).
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