Former President Trump released a statement Tuesday on the passing of Colin Powell and he did not shy away from criticism of the ex-military leader.
“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. Hope that happens to me someday.”
“He was a classic RINO, if even that, always being the first to attack other Republicans. He made plenty of mistakes, but anyway, may he rest in peace!”
Powell, 84, died on Monday from complications associated with COVID-19, though he was fully vaccinated. He was afflicted with other aggravating maladies as well, namely the blood cancer multiple myeloma, which severely impairs the body’s resistance to infection as well as its receptiveness to vaccines.