The twice-impeached ex-president who never won the popular vote is not a smart or a kind man, not a principled man, and is certainly not a decent human being. In a bid to reinstate his title as the most disgusting man on earth, he issued a scathing criticism of former National Security advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 35-year Army veteran, husband and father Colin Powell, who passed away due to complications of COVID-19 on October 18, 2021. Within 24 hours, the new leader of the party Powell served took to the internet to bash him.
Disgusting. But not surprising. pic.twitter.com/dcpwXw7CzN
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 19, 2021
The jealousy and desperation for attention drip off every word.
Trump clearly doesn’t know what a RINO is because he doesn’t understand what the “R” stands for. It doesn’t stand for “Reverance to Trump,” it’s “Republican,” which is a particular political ideology based on an established set of principles such as small government and lower taxes (for everyone, not just rich people). The party has strayed away from those principles as their primary stance (mostly they just stand around opposing Democrat legislation to help poor people and spread fear about black and brown immigrants) unless it’s convenient for them to mention them, but Colin Powell adhered to those principles and refused to allow his party affiliation to force him to walk the most popular right-wing line.
He made huge mistakes when it came to the Iraq War, absolutely no one with any sense would deny that. It takes a serious lack of decency, however, to mention it in the initial 24 hours after his death while his wife and children still grieve. Trump never had much decency, anyway. Remember the death of John McCain?
No matter how one feels about Colin Powell, attacking him for being covered kindly upon his death is despicable, and a rich draft dodger who doesn’t understand why Powell’s years of military service earned him respect should probably just sit down and avoid the subject altogether.
Twitter was disgusted, or at least those who believed the statement is real (it is) were. Read some of their comments below: