Colin Powell says he will vote for Biden over Trump

Colin Powell says he will vote for Biden over Trump

Colin Powell says he will vote for Biden over Trump

"I certainly cannot in any way support President Trump this year", he said.

"We have a constitution".

"We have a Constitution and we have to follow that Constitution and the President has drifted away from it", Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell says he agrees with fellow former generals who have condemned President Trump's actions against protesters.

The New York Times reported former President George W. Bush - under whom Powell served as secretary of state - and frequent President Trump critic, Sen.

Tensions between the White House and Pentagon have stretched to near a breaking point over President Donald Trump's threat to use military force against street protests triggered by George Floyd's death.

"We have a Constitution".

"He lies. He lies about things. And he gets away with it because people will not hold him accountable", he said.

The president tweeted a response declaring Powell "a real stiff".

"We're down on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation".

"Somebody please tell highly overrated Colin Powell that I will have gotten nearly 300 Federal Judges approved (a record), Two Great Supreme Court Justices, rebuilt our once depleted Military, Choice for Vets, Biggest Ever Tax & Regulation Cuts, Saved Healthcare & 2A, & much more!" On Friday, he said his "plan" to address racism was, "We're going to have the strongest economy in the world". "Please remind all of our troops and leaders that we will uphold the values of our nation, and operate consistent with national laws and our own high standards of conduct at all times", Milley wrote.

"And just about everywhere you go you'll find some kind of disdain for American foreign policy that is not in our interests", he said.

Powell - a retired Army general and one of several prominent former military and government leaders to publicly broadside the president in recent days - told CNN's "State it the Union" that he'd be voting for former Vice President Joe Biden come November.

"I'm very close to Joe Biden in a social manner and political manner", he said.

"I haven't voted for him, so I'm not going to start now, but that's a different question from actively supporting Biden", said Mark Sanford, the former Republican South Carolina governor who mounted a brief primary challenge to Trump previous year.

Powell, who said he'd vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016, also posed questions about the constitutionality of Trump's conduct as president.

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