Trump called “Repulsive” and a “Vindictive, Shell of a Human Being” for Classless Statement about Colin Powell’s Death

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Tributes poured in from around the globe following the news of the death of Colin Powell, once a decorated soldier and respected US policy shaper. However, there was one man who showed once again just how classless and attention-grabbing he is. That man is none other than Donald Trump who just 24 hours after Powellโ€™s death, used the tragic circumstances, to try and grab headlines with a vile statement.

โ€œWonderful 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, he started, before adding, โ€œHope 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!โ€

While it is well-known that Powell was an open opposer of Trumpโ€™s tactics, the statement is still unwarranted in the wake of a former statesmanโ€™s death. His statement shows yet again his penchant for invoking a response from his followers. To show just how classless it was, compare it to former President George W. Bush who said, โ€œLaura and I are deeply saddened by the death of Colin Powell. He was a great public servant, starting with his time as a soldier during Vietnam.โ€

Former President Barack Obama said, โ€œGeneral Powell was an exemplary soldier and an exemplary patriot. He was at the center of some of the most consequential events of our lifetimes.โ€

Even Trumpโ€™s former vice president, Mike Pence, said Powell was โ€œa true American Patriot who served our Nation with distinction in uniform.โ€

Even in death, Trump is still at war with Powell who openly exposed the Republican partyโ€™s decline into unscrupulous politics. He publicly disavowed Trump and admitted that he voted for Obama, Hillary Clinton and finally Biden. Trumpโ€™s childish statement reflects just how he handled the US during his time in office. Whoever speaks against him should be immediately denigrated, even in death.

Nicaraguan-American political strategist and commentator, Ana Navarro-Cรกrdenas, Tweeted, โ€œIn the event you have forgotten what a horrible, dark-hearted, empathy-deprived, class-less, thin-skinned, petty, infantile, vindictive, shell of a human being Trump is, here is some reminding.โ€

Take a look at what some other critics had to say about the statement on Twitter below: 

Trumps full statement

โ€œWonderful 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!โ€