Too late, Jimmy, the stench of failure that surrounds you has infected Obama.

(CNN) – The nation’s 39th president has no relationship with its 44th.

That’s how Jimmy Carter described his interaction with President Barack Obama in an interview with CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” set to air Thursday.

“We don’t have any relationship,” Carter said. “I met with him earlier in his administration, but we don’t really have any relationship.”

“I wish it was a closer relationship,” he said later, adding that he still gets government briefings before he travels to overseas hot spots, including Egypt and North Korea.

Since his unsuccessful re-election bid in 1980, the 39th president has dedicated his time to working on global human rights issues. He was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.