President Donald Trump lashed out at retired Gen. Colin Powell on Twitter after the former Secretary of State called him a liar and vowed to vote for Joe Biden as the next U.S. president during an interview on CNN.
Powell criticized Trump for his treatment of Gold Star families and accused him of being a “liar”.
Trump responded with a raging tweet, blasting the four-star general as “a real stiff who was very responsible for getting us into the disastrous Middle East Wars.”
“Colin Powell, a real stiff who was very responsible for getting us into the disastrous Middle East Wars, just announced he will be voting for another stiff, Sleepy Joe Biden. Didn’t Powell say that Iraq had “weapons of mass destruction?” They didn’t, but off we went to WAR!” Trump wrote.
Colin Powell, a real stiff who was very responsible for getting us into the disastrous Middle East Wars, just announced he will be voting for another stiff, Sleepy Joe Biden. Didn’t Powell say that Iraq had “weapons of mass destruction?” They didn’t, but off we went to WAR!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2020
And commenters responded:
You couldn’t shine Powell’s shoes.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) June 7, 2020
You are the only disaster this country has.
— its me Mary (@mamcgoldrick) June 7, 2020
Colin Powell’s integrity and character are so far above yours. Glad CP is taking a stand for what is right.
— MayITalk (@wordstuff) June 7, 2020
Triggered much? You sit there like a sub-human waste of life…watching TV like a sick twisted attention-obsessed megalomaniac…enraged by REAL MEN who squash your bruised little manbaby ego…and then you COWARDLY hate-tweet them. You're pathetic… #ColinPowell #Trump
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) June 7, 2020
I never realized bonespurs, left untreated, cause significant cognitive decline…..
— Alan! (@o2bnobx) June 7, 2020
Well, who do you mean “we”, mr draft dodger?
— Jon Elkon (@jonelkon) June 7, 2020
How many of his staff have been indicted, forced to step down, unqualified for top secret clearance but have it anyway, resigned in protest… he's not draining the swamp, he's bathing in it.
— Donnyshemroid (@donnyshemroid) June 7, 2020
Resign bunker boy
— rosie duck🦆 (@Winthrop78) June 7, 2020
Walls are crumbling Donald, can I have your golf clubs?
— Tarquin (@Tarquin_Helmet) June 7, 2020
Draft dodger says what?
— Kimberley Lovato (@kimberleylovato) June 7, 2020
How many national heroes can @realDonaldTrump defame before his supporters stand up and say, “Have you no decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”
— Timothy Longman 🏳️🌈 (@Timlongman) June 7, 2020
Powell is an outstanding leader and patriot in the truest sense. We will be following his advice.
— @jim_fram (@jim_fram) June 7, 2020
Colin Powell has earned the respect from Republicans and Democrats in this country. He speaks the truth as does other respected people that have spoken up against you. You have gone too far and this country as a whole is saying ENOUGH. We choose Democracy over you
— sighqueen3 (@sighqueen3) June 7, 2020
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