Los Angeles, C.A. – On Sunday, Colin Powell retired four-star general, and former Secretary of State under President George W. Bush announced that he would not be voting for President Trump in November’s general election.
General Powell is the newest member of the old “Republican Guard” to announce that he would not be supporting Trump in the 2020 Presidential Election. The New York Times reported former President George W. Bush and Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah would not be casting a reelection vote for the nation’s 45th president and would be supporting Democratic candidate Joe Biden in 2020.
“I certainly cannot, in any way, support President Trump this year,” Powell said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We have a Constitution, and we have to follow that Constitution, and the president has drifted away from it.”
“I’m very close to Joe Biden in a social matter and 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.”
Interestingly, both President George W. Bush and Gen. Powell now want to mention the Constitution of the United States. Let us all not forget that both of them during Bush’s 8-year administration deceived the American people on several occasions.
The biggest lie by far was Powell’s 2003 speech before the United States to claim that former Iraq dictator, Saddam Hussein, possessed weapons of mass destruction. The world would later debunk this myth, and intelligence would confirm, that program was nonexistent.
In 2016, General Powell called his 2003 speech to the United Nations, laying out the Bush administration’s rationale for war in Iraq, a “blot” on his record. George W. Bush, and members of his administration, looked to right the wrongs of Bush’s father, President George H. W. Bush, who sought to remove Saddam Hussein in 1990 during the Persian Gulf War. The war drove back Iraqi forces from Kuwait but failed to remove Hussein from power.
Seventeen years later, Bush and Powell fail to understand the consequences of their military blunders. Operation Iraqi Freedom set into motion a series of events that have rallied terrorist organizations like ISIS. The Bush administration’s failures led to the death of hundreds of U.S. military personnel and thousands of innocent Iraqis.
Traditionally, most former presidents fade into the sunset, rarely interjecting their profiles and opinions into current politics. However, Presidents Carter, Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama believe that their blunders in the office are to be overshadowed and in exchange, rally together to turn on President Trump, a man not of politics, but principle.
Today, and in light of the current state of our nation as it relates to race, former politicians, Democrat and Republican, want to grab a brush and join in the painting of our nation’s president as a racist, out-of-tune, bigot.
Our nation must not forget that under Bush, Gen. Powell did absolutely nothing for black-Africans, who faced genocide under dictatorial regimes. The people of Sudan, Sierra Leone, Angola, and Burundi can attest that while in office, neither Bush or Powell cared about race. The color of their skin as it laid, bloodied across roadsides throughout Africa, didn’t matter in an 8-year Bush administration.
So, the question is General Powell, why does race matter to you now when it didn’t before?
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