Former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Madeline Albright joined CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on his show GPS and issued a blistering condemnation of President Trump and his administration.
Powell deplored President Trump’s inability to be a “moral leader” for our nation, perfectly encapsulating the manner with which Trump approaches the running of this country with one phrase:
“My favorite three words in our Constitution is the first three words – ‘We the People.’ ‘We the People.’ But recently it’s become ‘me the president,’ as opposed to ‘We the People.’ And you see things that should not be happening.”
Indeed, it’s hard to see how “We the People” truly applies in practice anymore, since two Supreme Court justices will now make the laws that govern three hundred million people, appointed by an illegitimate president who lost the popular vote by three million votes, and confirmed by Senators who represent less than half of our nation’s population but still get to dictate to the rest of us.
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Powell went on to slam the president for his endless attacks on the free press and his obvious ignorance of the Constitution which he swore an oath to uphold:
“How can a president of the United States get up and say that the media is the enemy of Americans? Hasn’t he read the First Amendment? You’re not supposed to like everything the press says or what anyone says in the First Amendment.”
The Secretary of State who lied to the United Nations about Saddam Hussein’s imaginary weapons of mass destruction and helped launch a war that would end up killing nearly a million people finished by calling for civility and politeness from President Trump:
And I hope the president can come to the realization that he should really stop insulting people. And I used this two years ago when I said I could not vote for him in the 2016 election — and why? He insulted everybody.”
President Bill Clinton’s former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, used her opportunity to admonish the mandarin mogul for his close relationship to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and said that his election was a “gift” to Putin:
“I do think that he does see some kind of kinship with Putin. And the Russians are trying very hard to undermine our democracy and to separate us from our allies. I think in many ways Trump is almost a gift to Putin in terms of trying to explain, why should we deal with those Europeans? Or why should we have anything to do with NATO?”
While President Trump certainly won’t be watching their remarks, as he’s too busy gloating about have appointed a degenerate alleged rapist to the Supreme Court, the rest of our nation should take their warning to heart — and double our efforts to retake Congress this November.
Watch Powell’s remarks here: