Colin Powell Calls Trump ‘National Disgrace’ in June Email
Colin Powell called Donald Trump a “national disgrace” in a June email that leaked earlier this week.
The Hill reports:
In an email sent June 17 to Emily Miller, a journalist and former aide to Powell, the retired four-star general also said Trump “is in the process of destroying himself.”
“No need for Dems to attack him,” the email said, according to Buzzfeed.
“Paul Ryan is calibrating his position again,” he said of the Speaker of the House.
Powell also slammed the Republican nominee for promoting the birther movement, which claims President Obama is not a U.S. citizen.
“Yup, the whole birther movement was racist,” Powell wrote in an email from Aug. 21, 2016.
“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,” the email said.
“As I have said before, ‘What if he was?’ Muslims are born as Americans everyday,” Powell wrote to his former aide.
In another email from July 21, 2015, Powell said Trump had “no sense of shame,” in response to an article about Trump giving out the cellphone number of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) during the Republican presidential primary. Powell also called it a “celebrification of society.”
Powell told Buzzfeed News he had “no further comment” but is “not denying it.”
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