Donald Trump has launched a broadside at the late Colin Powell and at the media for supposedly coddling him 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 says in a statement. Hope that happens to me someday.”
He says Powell was “a classic RINO,” an acronym for Republican In Name Only, “if even that, always being the first to attack other Republicans.”
Powell made no secret of his distaste for Trump and the fact that he did not vote for him in either 2016 or 2020.
“He made plenty of mistakes. But anyway, may he rest in peace!” the former president concludes.