Colin Powell, who is usually a model of public restraint, apparently was not so much in his emails.
The former secretary of state under George W. Bush had harsh words for both presidential nominees in emails made public that were apparently hacked.
In the emails from the last few months and back to last year, Powell called GOP nominee Donald Trump a “national disgrace,” and an an “international pariah” with “no sense of shame” leading a “racist” movement, because of Trump’s leading of the “birther” movement and having questioned President Obama’s religion.
He didn’t hold back much for Hillary Clinton, either, saying, “Everything HRC touches she kind of screws up with hubris.”
The emails, first posted by DCLeaks.com, a site MSNBC reported has rumored ties to Russian intelligence, and first reported by Buzzfeed News, go into more detail about Powell’s views on the two candidates.