CNN Politics described President George W. Bush’s Secretary of State Colin Powell as “a distinguished and trailblazing professional soldier whose career took him from combat duty in Vietnam to becoming the first Black national security adviser during the end of Ronald Reagan’s presidency and the youngest and first African American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President George H.W. Bush. His national popularity soared in the aftermath of the U.S. coalition victory during the Gulf War. For a time in the mid-90s, he was considered a leading contender to become the first Black President of the United States.” He was a military hero, being awarded the Bronze Star, 2 Purple Hearts, and 2 Presidential Medals of Honor from President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton. He received his fourth star as a general in 1989. He retired from the military in 1993.
On October 21st, Buzz reported that the crude and jealous Trump said of Powell in death, “Wonderful to see Colin Powell, who made big mistakes on Iraq and famously, so-called weapons of mass destruction, be treated in death so beautifully by the Fake News Media.” Trump has become a cliched, embarrassing caricature of himself, spouting the exact tired campaign phrases repeatedly. Even those who hate him feel a faint tinge of pity at his transparent, insecure appearances. Millions of MAGA supporters hypocritically sit in church every week listening to sermons about civility, charity, lo, ve, and honesty. Yet, they support Tru, mp, who is the opposite of anything Christian. Powell believed in the Constitution and that people should show respect for each other and their differences. Trump is all in on the wealthy, the white, Christianity (if it translates into votes), and making money.
Historically, the military stayed out of the political discourse, so for years, Colin Powell’s political affiliation was publicly unknown. When he left the armed services, he affiliated with the Republican party and served with two GOP presidents. However, known for his integrity and patriotism, Powell was led by his values when deciding what candidates to support and voted to support both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in their bid for the presidency. Powell, along with other four-star generals, believed Trump “strayed away from the Constitution.” After the attack on the Capitol, Powell said, ” Trump should just do what Nixon did and step down.” He was a conservative, moral, patriotic American who is deserving of the love and praise he was receiving from our country. Trump is so jealous of another black man being revered for his excellence he hasn’t been able to stop trying to denigrate Powell’s legacy. He has failed at that goal and exposed his pathological envy once again.
Accomplished, revered men trigger Trump’s insecurities which activate his attacks, criticisms, and lies about them. He knows he is an imposter and only through a corrupt campaign and collusion with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election, won the presidency. By hating all ex- presidents, all Democrats, and any Republican who won’t lie or go to prison for him he has distinguished himself as a true dictator wannabe with fascist leanings. Using the word fascism to describe Trump is not hyperbole. The definition of fascism is; a political ideology of authoritarianism, ultranationalism, with dictatorial powers. Trump tried to overturn the 2020 presidential election by inciting the insurrection at the Capitol. He continues to falsely claim there was widespread election fraud and declares he should be reinstated as president. He has suggested the U.S. presidency should be a lifelong appointment.
With the passing of General Colin Powell, America has lost a role model to be a true American, not a fake American. The loss of Powell is a reminder of how badly America needs more men and women that match his high morals, dedication to the Constitution, and commitment to excellence. That means no Trump in 2024!