Well, Colin Powell has said what many of us are thinking. Leaked emails from the former Secretary of State indicate that he’s one of Donald Trump’s biggest critics — Powell calls the Republican presidential candidate a ‘national disgrace and an international pariah’, and worse. Get all of the details here!
Colin Powell, 79, has slammed Donald Trump, 70, as online hackers have uncovered in a series of leaked emails posted to D.C. Leaks, an anonymous organization that posts hacks of high-profile figures. In one of the emails to a former aide, dated June 17, the former Secretary of State refers to Trump as a “national disgrace and an international pariah” who was “in the process of destroying himself, no need for Dems to attack him”. Whoa!
He also labels the “birther” movement — meaning the heavily debunked rumor over whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States — as “racist”. “That’s what the 99% believe. When Trump couldn’t keep that up he said he also wanted to see if the certificate noted that he was a Muslim,” Powell wrote about the matter in an email dated from August.
Peggy Cifrino, Powell’s Principal Assistant, told CNN in a statement: “The emails are accurate. No further comment at this time.” Powell also confirmed to NBC News that the emails are authentic. “The hackers have a lot more,” he added. Powell is a Republican, but hasn’t endorsed Trump and often dances around questions regarding the GOP nominee.
In a March 2016 interview, however, Powell called out the 2016 Republican primaries, comparing the race to a “reality show” and voicing the opinion that the campaign had gone “into the mud”. Above all, these emails certainly show his true feelings about Trump!
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