Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is not a fan of Republican presidential hopeful, Donald Trump.
In a series of leaked emails, Colin Powell described Trump as an ”international pariah” and a ”national disgrace.”
The emails, obtained by BuzzFeed, were sent by Powell to his various associates over the past two years.
He talked about Trump’s Obama birth certificate row which claimed that President Obama was not born in America and should not be the country’s leader.
The retired four star general denounced Trump for perpetuating the so called ”birther movement” that questioned President’s citizenship.
”Yup, the whole birther movement was racist.”
”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.”
”As I have said before, What if he was? Muslims are born as Americans everyday.”
Colin Powell also dug into the media for providing so much coverage to Trump’s antics.
Trump has constantly made the headline over the past year. His highs and lows have gotten extended coverage over more pressing issues.
”You guys are playing his game, you are his oxygen,”
”He outraged us again today with his comments on Paris no-go for police districts. I will watch and pick the timing, not respond to the latest outrage.”
During the Republican primaries, candidates like Rand Paul, Jim Gilmore and Lindsey Graham barely got time to speak during televised debates. The candidates needed to dig into Trump to be able to speak.
In an incident when Trump openly handed out Senator Lindsey Graham’s personal phone number, Colin Powell described Trump as ”having no sense of shame.”
”To go on and call him an idiot just emboldens him” Powell wrote about publicly criticizing the real estate mogul.
Colin Powell was contacted by BuzzFeed for a statement in regards to the leak. He added nothing else and clearly stated he was not denying the email content.