Colin Powell Drops The Hammer On ‘Hateful And Immoral’ Donald Trump In Blistering CNN Interview
During an interview on CNN on Sunday, former Secretary of State Colin Powell slammed President Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric and said he doesn’t believe Trump can be a moral leader while pointing out his “insulting” demeanor.
The former U.S. Army general blasted Trump’s attacks on the press, which the president has dubbed “the enemy of the people,” as well as his tendency to insult his opponents and different groups of people.
“How can a president of the United States get up and say that the media is the enemy of Americans? Hasn’t he read the First Amendment? You’re not supposed to like everything the press says or what anyone says in the First Amendment,” Powell said.
“And I hope the president can come to the realization that he should really stop insulting people. And I used this two years ago when I said I could not vote for him in the 2016 election — and why? He insulted everybody,” Powell added, noting Trump’s attacks on African Americans, immigrants, women and his fellow candidates for president.
Powell added later in the interview that “the world is watching” and that the world “cannot believe that we are doing things like separating mothers and children who were trying to get across the border.”
Powell also said that, for Trump, it has become “me the president” instead of “we the people.”
“My favorite three words in our Constitution is the first three words – ‘We the People.’ ‘We the People.’ But recently it’s become ‘me the president,’ as opposed to ‘We the People.’ And you see things that should not be happening,” he said on “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”
Watch the video below, via CNN.