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Colin Powell Emails Expose His Opinion on Racism in the GOP

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Former 4 Star General and Secretary of State Colin Powell

For years, Colin Powell has been one of the Republicans used as an example of how the GOP simply cannot be racist.  How can we be racist when Colin Powell thinks we’re cool?

Well, this week, DCLeaks.com has released a batch of personal emails from the Former Secretary of State and retired four-star general.  In these leaked emails, Powell let’s some real talk fly.  He gives his opinion on the Republican Party as a whole…

In an email from May of this year, with the subject line “racism,” Powell reiterated a position he had taken in that past, writing, “Or as I said before the 2012 election, ‘There is a level of intolerance in parts of the Republican Party.’” – BuzzFeed

But some of the most biting comments from Powell are directed at the 2015 Republican Candidate for President…  Donald Trump who he refers to as “a national disgrace” and an “international pariah.”  Ouch.  BuzzFeed News also gave us a few other tasty bits…

“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.” – BuzzFeed

And in a December 2015 email to CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria, Powell recounted his aversion to speaking about Trump to the press, writing, “You guys are playing his game, you are his oxygen. He outraged us again today with his comments on Paris no-go for police districts. I will watch and pick the timing, not respond to the latest outrage.” – BuzzFeed

Check out more on BuzzFeed here and NBC News here.

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