PoliticsMaybe More Prominent Republicans Should Go Public with How They Feel About Trump
The big scuttlebutt out of Washington today is that a few of Colin Powell's private emails were obtained through unclear means, and published. In them, the former Secretary of State lights into Donald Trump, calling the presidential candidate a "disgrace" and an "international pariah" whose witch hunt for President Obama's birth certificate was unequivocally "racist." Mmmhmm.
From the correspondences, via BuzzFeed News:
“Yup, the whole birther movement was racist,” Powell wrote. “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.”
Powell told BuzzFeed News, “I have no further comment. I’m not denying
“As I have said before, ‘What if he was?’ Muslims are born as
Americans everyday,” Powell wrote to his former aide.
The leaks come in the wake of a separate report in which a number of anonymous Republican operatives were "terrified" at the prospect of a Trump presidency. And really, who could blame them? Trump is historically unqualified to be president, yet here we are.
So—bear with me now—here's a maybe silly idea: Why don't more prominent Republicans averse to a Trump-led America—and there are quite a few out there—I don't know, say something publicly instead of grumbling to their peers in emails? Just a thought.