Carter, 95, was asked about the legendary country crooner’s previous accounts of puffing on a “big fat Austin torpedo’’ atop 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in the doc “Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President,’’ which came out in theaters this week, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.
“[Nelson] says that his companion that shared the pot with him was one of the servants at the White House,’’ Carter said.
“That is not exactly true. It actually was one of my sons.’’
Carter, who has three sons, did not identify his pot-puffing kid, but it appeared clear he was talking about Chip —who has been famously linked to the ganga incident in the past.
Chip Carter, asked about his dad’s comments in the documentary, replied, “My guess is it’s true. If you’re talking about me and Willie, he was my friend.”
He told the filmmakers that Nelson 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 till 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.”