Former President Donald Trump released a comment Tuesday on the death of Colin Powell and he did not go easy on criticism about the ex-military leader.
“Wonderful to see that Colin Powell, who made huge mistakes about Iraq and famously, the so-called weapons of mass destruction, is being treated after death so greatly by the Fake News Media. Hope this happens to me someday.”
“He was a RINO, if that, always the first to go after other Republicans. He made lots of mistakes, but anyway, may he rest in peace!”
Powell, 84, passed away this Monday from complications concerning COVID-19, though he was completely vaccinated. He was also afflicted with other illnesses, namely the blood cancer called multiple myeloma, which severely harms your body’s resistance to infection and its receptiveness to vaccines.
"Wonderful to see Colin Powell, who made big mistakes on Iraq and famously, so-called weapons of mass destruction, be treated in death so beautifully by the Fake News Media. Hope that happens to me someday…" pic.twitter.com/QIXu7wf2EM
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) October 19, 2021
The four-star general’s career was tarnished by his political maneuvers.
Powell was known as disagreeing with Bill Clinton’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for the United States military.
He served as Sec. of State under George Bush and advocated for the 2003 Iraq invasion, a war largely thought to be started based on fake intelligence but acted on anyway.
Powell was a Republican but twice voted for former Obama, in one circumstance choosing Obama over his comrade-in-arms, the late Senator John McCain.
Trump’s criticism against Powell comes after years of animosity between the two. Powell routinely attacked Trump as a threat to the country over his presidency, predictably saying Trump was responsible for the so-called insurrection of Jan. 6th.
As such, in Jan. of 2021, Powell said to CNN that “I can no longer say I am a Republican. I am only a citizen who has voted Republican, voted Democrat throughout my whole career. And right now I am just watching my nation and not concerned with the parties.”
He attacked Trump for “trying to overturn the government,” a stupid talking point by liberals who systematically ignored the murderous riots, fires and attacks on federal buildings – including The White House – during the year of destruction in 2020 that was done by anti-white groups such as BLM and Antifa.
It is worth noting that a day before Trump’s tweet, Ana Navarro went to social media to speak about Powell’s death, and used his passing as an opportunity to rail against Donald Trump, the class act she is.
Many Republicans will say poignant words about C Powell today.
As a reminder, Powell called Trump a “liar” who skirted the Constitution and said he no longer called himself a Republican because of 1/6.
Honor him by standing for truth and supporting the January 6th Committee.
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) October 18, 2021
Author: Scott Dowdy