President Trump responded Sunday to the former Secretary of State under George W. Bush, Colin Powell, who recently said he will not be supporting President Trump in 2020.
Powell went on left-wing media outlet CNN to say that he will be casting his vote for Joe Biden – adding that he voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
“I’m very close to Joe Biden in a social matter and in a political matter,” Powell said. “I’ve worked with him for 35, 40 years. And he is now the candidate and I will be voting for him.”
The President ripped Powell as being “weak” and “bad for the USA.” Trump also pointed out that the chosen media outlet intentionally made it seem like an anti-Trump hit piece.
“Colin Powell was a pathetic interview today on Fake News CNN,” Trump tweeted. “In his time, he was weak & gave away everything to everybody- so bad for the USA. Also got the “weapons of mass destruction” totally wrong, and you know that that mistake cost us? Sad! Only negative questions asked.”
Earlier in the day the president also touched on Powell’s massive failures related to the Middle East.
“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 on Twitter.
Powell addressed the United Nations back in 2003 and accused Iraq of harboring weapons of mass destruction. He has since referred to speech that played a key role in launching us into a war in the middle east as simply a “blot” on his record. He told ABC News that it “will always be a part of my record. It was painful. It is painful now.”
According to the New York Times, Former President George W. Bush also won’t support the reelection of Trump and Senator Mitt Romney also will not back Trump and is “deliberating whether to again write in his wife, Ann, or cast another ballot this November.”
Tim Murtaugh, a Trump campaign spokesman, pointed out that these so-called Republicans are outliers amongst a growing crowd of Trump supporters, saying that “President Trump has the support of a record number of Republicans across the country. He leads a united party and will win in November.”
On Sunday, former Republican Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was asked by Fox and Friends co-host Jedediah Bila about the New York Times piece claiming the aforementioned Republicans will not support the President. The co-host asked Huckabee for his response to the piece.
Huckabee responded saying, “But if that’s true, and if you have people who were nominated, and in the case of President Bush, actually elected to be president by Republicans, and they will no longer support the Republican nominee who went through the process and got elected, then I’m gonna be not just unhappy, I’m gonna be livid,” Huckabee stated. “And I’ll tell you why.”
Huckabee added that while many Republicans didn’t necessarily agree on “some of the policies” of Bush, a choice was made against the “far-left” and in favor of candidates whose views more closely matched Republican ideology.
The former governor continued, saying that he understands why some conservatives don’t appreciate President Trump’s “bedside manner,” comparing it to Mean Joe Greene, but that in November, the choice is Trump or Biden.
“This president is more pro-life than we’ve ever had, period. He’s more pro-Israel. He has deregulated so much government so that the businesses of America can thrive – and they have until this COVID stuff happened,” the former governor said.
“This is a president who has stood up to the globalists, stood up to the unfair trade practices, brought back American jobs, has done more for minorities than any president in my lifetime in actually helping people to have good, decent jobs and a future. This is a president who has reformed criminal justice.”