“I have no further comment. I’m not denying it,” he told BuzzFeed News.
Retired Republican four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powellhas little to no respect for his party’s presidential nomineeDonald Trump, according to newly released emails hacked from his private account.
In comments about Trump in a June 17, 2016, email to Emily Miller, a journalist who once worked under Powell as a deputy press secretary at the State Department, he said Trump, “is in the process of destroying himself, no need for the Dems to attack him,” according to emails obtained byBuzzFeed.
He also called Trump “a national disgrace” and an “international pariah,” writes the news outlet:
In an Aug. 21 email from Powell to Miller, he blasted Trump for embarking on a “racist” movement that believes President Obama” target=”_blank”>President Obama was not born in the US.
“Yup, the whole birther movement was racist,” Powell wrote. “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 told BuzzFeed News, “I have no further comment. I’m not denying it.”
BuzzFeed notes that thewebsite DCLeaks.com “has reported, but not confirmed, ties to Russian intelligence services — obtained Powell’s emails.“
1. Epic Weekend in the books!! #RootsPicnic #Philly
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2. Great performance from @willowsmith who during her set brought out her dad and @djjazzyjeff who performed "Summertime" #rootspicnic
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3. The Queen of the Smith tribe
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4. the legendary @blackthought he is currently doing all those promos for the NBA Finals which are pretty cool.
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5. Little Willow Smith putting it down on stage with Will Smith. #lit #summertime #rootspicnic2016 #rootspicnic #epicness
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6. The dog @dmx has always been a man of the people
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7. #rootspicnic flow
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8. Legendary @djdnice who helped put together Usher's show with the Roots #rootspicnic
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9. But why is the man at the end trying to jump on 😭😂😭😂😭😭😭 #rootspicnic #omeeka
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10. @yazzthegreatest was on deck this weekend at the #RootsPicnic ... Salute to you Yazz for all your success thus far... #RootsPicnic2016 #Philly #ShayStar #DreamChasers #Empire #HakeemLyon >>> pic by @damel10