Former George W. Bush secretary of state announced Sunday that he will vote for Democrat Joe Biden.
Former George W. Bush Secretary of State Colin Powell announced on Sunday that he would vote for Democrat Joe Biden in the November presidential election, exposing Donald Trump’s “lies” .
The first African American to hold the post of Chief of the Defense Staff, before becoming American diplomat under the Republican presidency of George W. Bush, Colin Powell has always been very critical of Donald Trump. In 2016, he announced that he would vote Hillary Clinton.
“I couldn’t vote for him (in 2016) and I certainly can’t support President Trump this year,” he said on CNN, explicitly indicating that he would vote for Joe Biden.
“We have a constitution, must respect the constitution. And the president has moved away from it, ” he lamented. “I would never have used this word for any of the four presidents for whom I worked: he is lying,” he continued, deploring the silence of the Republican party vis-à-vis the billionaire.
“He is lying all the time,” he said again, calling on all Americans to reflect on its impact on society and the place of the United States in the world. “Think, use your common sense, ask yourself the question: is this good for my country ? “
Trump responds on Twitter
Asked about the severe indictment of Jim Mattis, former Defense Minister of Donald Trump who accused the latter of wanting to “divide” America, Collin Powell said that the diagnosis was indisputable.
“Look at all that he has done to divide us ,” he explained, referring to the issue of racial tensions but also the place of the United States in the world.
Iraq War Advocate Powell made a lengthy address to the UN Security Council on February 5, 2003 on weapons of mass destruction (WMD) allegedly held by Iraq, arguments that served to justify the invasion of the country.
He later admitted that this performance was a “stain” on his reputation. “It is a blemish because I am the one who made this presentation on behalf of the United States to the world, and it will always be part of my record,” he said.
In a tweet written shortly after the interview with the former American diplomat, Donald Trump returned to this episode.
“Didn’t Powell say that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction? They didn’t have one, but we went to WAR! ” .