Free shipping over $99 | Interest Free *no credit check* financing is available!

Colin Powell In Hacked Emails: Trump A ‘Racist,’ ‘National Disgrace’

by Dan Tracer September 14, 2016

donald-trump-colin-powell

2016 has proved to be the summer of the male photo leak, no question about it. But in equal measure, the phrase “hacked emails” seems to be popping up as reliably as Justin Bieber’s backside.

This time around it’s the private account of retired four-star general and former Republican secretary of state Colin Powell whose correspondence has been infiltrated, and it doesn’t bode well for Donald Trump.

In emails obtained from DCLeaks.com and reported on by Buzzfeed, Powell harshly criticizes the Republican presidential nominee, referring to him as a “national disgrace” and an “international pariah,” who engaged in a “racist” movement when he spearheaded a campaign to call President Obama’s birthplace into question.

Powell hasn’t exactly been forgiving to the GOP’s deplorable streak in the past, notably saying in 2013 that, “there’s a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the [Republican Party].” Well, duh.

But while his take on Trump may strike many Queerty readers as analogous to looking up at the sky and declaring, “hey look, it’s blue up there,” for undecided voters or even some Trump supporters, Powell’s opinions could mean something more.

Powell has gone on the record saying he voted for Obama in the last two presidential elections, while at the same time maintaining, “I’m still a Republican.”

Clearly, nominating Trump was not the direction he’d hoped his party would take after Mitt Romney’s two failed bids for the White House.

And how does Powell see the upcoming election turning out? In another one of the hacked emails, he writes, “Trump “is in the process of destroying himself, no need for Dems to attack him.”




Dan Tracer
Dan Tracer

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Think

Mike Yenni Responds To The Whole Sexting-With-A-Teen-Boy Scandal Then Promptly Goes Into Hiding

by Graham Gremore September 30, 2016

It’s been a rough day for Mike Yenni, the “happily married with one daughter” Republican from Louisiana who was just outed for allegedly having an affair with a 17-year-old Catholic school boy. According to local New Orleans news station WWL-TV, 40-year-old Yenni, the former mayor of Kenner, LA and current Jefferson Parish President, allegedly sexted with the teenager while he was [...]

Continue Reading →

Everyone Is Freaking Out About Solange’s New Album “A Seat At The Table”

by Derek de Koff September 30, 2016

Solange’s first offering since 2012’s EP True dropped today, and critics haven’t been stingy with superlatives when describing the rush of listening to the album. Related: Beyonce Speaks Out Against Anti-LGBT Law, Says “Y’all Means All” The Guardian calls A Seat at the Table “a stately, sprawling celebration of black identity” that displays an “artful, keening single-mindedness.” Mashable gushed that “her ethereal [...]

Continue Reading →

Teen’s Story About Hooking Up With Married Politician Sounds Awfully Like Mike Yenni

by Graham Gremore September 30, 2016

So we already told you about Mike Yenni, the conservative politician from Louisiana who was just outed for allegedly having an affair with an anonymous 17-year-old Catholic school boy/mall food court employee. Local Louisiana news station WWL-TV broke the story last night. Well, we think–emphasis on the word think–we’ve found the guy. His name is Alex Daigle and he’s 19 now, [...]

Continue Reading →