Trump shares tweet blasting Colin Powell as ‘WMD hoaxer’ after ex-Sec of State backs ‘establishment puppet’ Biden at DNC

DONALD Trump has retweeted a post that calls former Secretary of State Colin Powell a weapons of mass destruction hoaxer and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden a “puppet.”

Powell, who served under Republican President George W. Bush, recently appeared at the Democratic National Convention to lend his support to Joe Biden’s bid for president.

Colin Powell addressed the DNC

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Colin Powell addressed the DNCCredit: AP:Associated Press

Powell told the DNC he shared the same values as Biden and he supports him in his campaign “because we need to restore those values to the White House.”

Seemingly in response to Powell’s appearance, Trump retweeted Mark Dice, who is a conspiracy theorist and conservative media analyst.

Dice had tweeted: “Colin Powell is a Neocon WMD hoaxer, so of course he’s appearing at the #DemConvention to endorse Establishment’s puppet and denounce President Trump.”

Powell, who endorsed Barack Obama’s presidential bids and voted for Hillary Clinton, has not been shy about criticizing Trump.

Donald Trump retweeted the post

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Donald Trump retweeted the postCredit: Twitter/Donald Trump
Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris

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Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala HarrisCredit: AP:Associated Press
Powell came out to support Biden

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Powell came out to support BidenCredit: AP:Associated Press
Powell served as secretary of state under Republican President George W. Bush from 2001 until 2005

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Powell served as secretary of state under Republican President George W. Bush from 2001 until 2005Credit: AP:Associated Press
Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, Secretary of State Colin Powell and Bush

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Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, Secretary of State Colin Powell and BushCredit: Reuters
Trump did not appear to be happy about Powell's endorsement

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Trump did not appear to be happy about Powell’s endorsementCredit: CNP

“I certainly cannot, in any way, support President Trump this year,” Powell said on CNN’s “State of the Union” in June.

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“We have a Constitution and we have to follow that Constitution and the president has drifted away from it.”

Powell, who is a decorated four-star general, also said that the country “needed a commander in chief who takes care of our troops in the same way he would his own family”.

Powell added: “Biden knows how to do just that because his son Beau served in the Army National Guard.”

Powell is one of a handful of prominent Republicans, including former Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Cindy McCain, the wife of deceased Arizona Sen. John McCain, speaking at this week’s Democratic National Convention.

Following Powell’s announcement back in June that he would be siding with Biden, Trump unleashed a torrent of criticism directed towards the former general.

“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,” Trump tweeted in June.

“Didn’t Powell say that Iraq had ‘weapons of mass destruction?’ They didn’t, but off we went to WAR!”

Powell has previously called Trump a “national disgrace” – even before he was elected president – and an “international pariah.”


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