Analysis: Donald Trump (yet again) proves there’s no bottom

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“It’s amazing to see that Colin Powell, who made huge mistakes on Iraq and famous, so-called weapons of mass destruction, was so beautifully put to death by fake news media,” Trump said in a statement Tuesday morning. “Hope that happens to me someday. He was a classic RINO, if he too, was always the first to attack another Republican. He made a lot of mistakes, but still, may he live in peace! “

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“But anyway, may he rest in peace!” Yes, Trump really said so.

The gap between Trump’s statement on Powell’s passing and that of other former presidents is simply too large.

“Laura and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Colin Powell.” George W Bush said. “He was a great public servant who began his time as a soldier during Vietnam.”
“General Powell was an exemplary soldier and an exemplary patriot.” Barack Obama said. “He was at the center of some of the most important events in our lives.”
“He delivered on America’s promise, and lived up to his ideals and great aspirations at home and around the world, working all his life to help our country, especially our youth,” Bill Clinton said.

Trump’s statement should remind us that this is a man who is uniquely self-obsessed – and without the ability to look beyond himself.

Powell was openly critical of Trump – he voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and Joe Biden in 2020 – and headed the billionaire businessman nation in the dark direction. And so, Trump saw Powell’s death as an opportunity to get back at him — and took it.

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It is, in a word, classless. In two words: completely classless.

It also belies Trump’s regularly-repeated claim that he loves the military more than any other president who has ever loved the military.

Powell was a high-ranking soldier and served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the First Gulf War. While there is no doubt that his argument that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction to justify a second war in Iraq was a blot on his legacy, it is equally clear that this is a man who Gave him most of his adult life. service to the country.

No one should be surprised by what it means to be president by Trump this latest fall. He spent four years in the office defying the job downwards. That few would appreciate Trump trolling a dead man is, perhaps, his most toxic legacy.


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