Trump admonishes Colin Powell the day after his death

In the wake of Colin Powell's passing, all Donald Trump had to do was nothing. That proved too difficult for the former president.

10/20/2021 5:32:00 AM

.MaddowBlog: In the wake of Colin Powell's passing, all former President Trump had to do was nothing. That proved too difficult for the former president.

In the wake of Colin Powell's passing, all Donald Trump had to do was nothing. That proved too difficult for the former president.

Kenneth Lambert / APOct. 19, 2021, 7:51 PM UTCBySteve BenenAll Donald Trump had to do was nothing. As officials from across the political spectrum issued statements honoring former Secretary of State Colin Powell following his death, it would've been easy for the former president to ignore the news altogether. If he felt pressure to recognize Powell's passing, the Republican had the option of issuing a perfunctory and unremarkable statement.

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But Trump — according to some, a man who continues to lead the Republican Party — is who he appears to be. Here's the four-sentence statement he issued earlier today:"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!"

There's something to be said for statements that Trump obviously had a hand in writing for himself. The inclusion of phrases such as"but anyway" suggest ghostwriters weren't involved.The point is not to overlook the complexities of Powell's record or the importance of his missteps. Rather, what's extraordinary about statements like these is Trump's overt hostility toward class and grace.

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MaddowBlog All things are about Trump MaddowBlog You’re afraid of him cause you know he is the best President of this century MaddowBlog All he had to do was nothing with the millions Fred gave him, and he’d be an actual billionaire. Guess that proved too difficult for TFG as well. MaddowBlog TFG is a national embarrassment.

MaddowBlog Evil exists and his name is Donald Trump. MaddowBlog Salute and Farewell to General Colin Powell that I served under during Desert Shield/Storm he was a great leader. MaddowBlog Every time you think he can't sink any lower he proves you wrong! He has to be the most disgusting apology for a human being on earth!

MaddowBlog Today would be a Great day for the US Government to send DJT to prison for TREASON, and label the GOP a Domestic Terrorist Group. MaddowBlog '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 is not wrong this time. 🤔

MaddowBlog Please. Just ignore him. Not worth the air he breaths. MaddowBlog Powell was responsible for lying to the world & pushing fake evidence of WMDs, which resulted in the deaths & displacement of millions of innocent men, women & children. Every moral person should condemn him for his crimes. Just like Trump should be condemned for his crimes.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell Dies at 84Colin Powell, who as a retired four-star general and former White House national security adviser went on to serve as the first Black secretary of state, has died at 84. RIP great person ,respect . I couldn’t find the part that states he was also Vaccinated… Loved this man....always wanted him to be president 💛💛💛

MaddowBlog toxic trump is so hateful......... MaddowBlog When given the choice, trump will ALWAYS ALWAYS do the wrong thing. MaddowBlog MaddowBlog Powell lived up to the spirit of “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” Trump called the military “suckers”. He’s suckered in so many, (even grifting off his abuse of Powell in death). His life & lifestyle has been sucking off society

MaddowBlog Wait to you see what happens when trump dies MaddowBlog MaddowBlog Of course it was about himself. MaddowBlog All the political TV shows have to do is stop talking about him. That seems too difficult for them to do. MaddowBlog And yet he wonders why Twitter keeps him blocked! Even his press releases are so negative and degrading … at lease we don’t get this 50 times a day!

MaddowBlog Do nothing? If only he had done nothing as President. He dangerously unregulated every regulation put in place by past administrations that had to deal with the ruthless lunacy of the big banks, Wall Street and the fossil fuel industry. He needlessly cut taxes and spent money!

Former Secretary Of State Colin Powell Dead After COVID ComplicationsPowell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state, was receiving treatment at Walter Reed National Medical Center, his family said. He was 84. How many people died by his lies. Impunity is the name of his legacy. 😭😭😭😭 RIP

MaddowBlog Karma will not be kind to TFGIQ45. MaddowBlog Just stop reporting anything he says!! MaddowBlog What the FORMER narcissist President DT failed to tell his cult followers is that the Honorable General Colin Powell advised the admin not to go to war, or we (US) would own it...may God bless Gen. Colin Powell, a true soldier, and elegant statesman and patriot! Hoo-rah!

MaddowBlog Trump & his family are Devils advocates. . Their family is on watch. . 3- will pay before tRumps demise. . LESSON; the DEVIL IS NOT A FRIEND MaddowBlog Trump hasn't mastered neutral jing. MaddowBlog This statement is totally disrespectful. While during my time in service Gen. Powell was heralded by many on the right. Now, DT is feeling his narcissistic self. All I can say is that God is watching all of us and how we treat each other, our bro's. and sis's. RIP General CP

MaddowBlog I was taught to never speak ill of the dead simply because they can not defend themselves. MaddowBlog Apparently, having bone spurs gives you the right to shit on the military and anyone who served. Most disgraceful MaddowBlog Oh yeah not allowed to criticize Powell because he is black. That's too bad. Powell went along with the G.W weapons of mass destruction scam the justification of going to war with Iraq.

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The Colin Powell Republican no longer exists in the Republican PartyThe Colin Powell Republican no longer exists in the Republican Party | Analysis by Chris Cillizza One of the very last of the honorable Republicans. RIP Pretty sure they still love indiscriminately killing black and brown folks, Chris. Powell was the only high profile member of the Bush W administration who actually admitted Iraq was a mistake. We never heard that from Bush, Cheney, etc which Trump 2015 lied & pretended he was against the war when the GOP base starting realizing they were lied to

MaddowBlog shutTrumpdown MaddowBlog I'm not judging your ignorance. MaddowBlog 'Angy orange man baby insults war criminal. It's news for some reason' MaddowBlog Can we stop living in the past and relate to the big problems of today. Cover THE REAL NEWS and report on how out of touch President Biden is and how is has totally f’ed up our country. Stop lying & covering up for him. Cover the current news, not your TDS hurt feelings from 1/6

MaddowBlog Adderall-diet Coke-fueled dementia ramblings & rants. Of course the failed human has zero life & nothing else to do. MaddowBlog Not quite. Trump's response was typically crude and egocentric, but the crowd who said nothing only proved that we've learned nothing from our war crimes in the Middle East.

MaddowBlog WordAboutRapture 지금은 매우 놀라운 때입니다. MaddowBlog Trump did not 'admonish' Powell. He slimed him. Pretty much his go-to move MaddowBlog Is anything else expected from trump MaddowBlog Trump is truly GRINGE WORTHY 😬

Colin Powell dies from Covid complicationsColin Powell, a four-star general who became America's first Black secretary of State, has died. He was 84. Great man! He was fully vaccinated if only I had gotten vaccinated I could have saved him

MaddowBlog The real tell was him showing concern with how the media will treat his demise. Interesting. MaddowBlog Trump has always been vociferous about previous administration's leading America to a very bad place. Powell was very involved in that process, although he was a very competent sec. of State.

MaddowBlog Can’t wait for aobituary written MaddowBlog The black sheep of the family MaddowBlog 🥺🙏🇺🇸🗽🥲Rest in Peace MaddowBlog So he spoke truthfully. MaddowBlog This is what happens when someone even in death gets a headline over Dirty Donald. MaddowBlog Just like McCain. MaddowBlog I wish he'd go away!

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MaddowBlog Colin Powell was the PR officer responsible for misleading the public about the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, before supporting Bush & Cheney‘s lies enabling a catastrophic war in Iraq that left millions dead and de-stabilized an entire region. facts MaddowBlog Trump said 'I never saw Powell in Vietnam!!!

MaddowBlog Not a fan of Powell. He wasn't as awesome as you try to make him out to be, and the fact that the MEDIA is praising him is yet further proof. MaddowBlog 😃☹️😍☹️ MaddowBlog Trump lacks any semblance of grace MaddowBlog For once I have to defend Trump. He told the truth this time. Powell stood in front of UNSC w his fake test tubes & bogus maps convincing the world to invade & destroy Iraq in 2003 based on lies of WMD & 9/11. Ppl died needlessly & DU ruined the environ.

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Colin Powell suffered from blood cancer that left him immunocompromisedFormer Secretary of State Powell has died from Covid-19 complications at age 84, his family says. Powell had multiple myeloma, a cancer of a type of white blood cell, and was fully vaccinated from Covid-19. It wasn’t Covid related stop being trump and lien his own family put out a statement maybe you should read it God bless him for his spotless record of dedication to the nation. May he rest with the Angels.

MaddowBlog *Me when the 🍊🤡 is gone… MaddowBlog Trump will always be wrong for America. He ruins everything he touches & says, then he tries to completely destroy everyone of us. Look at how he destroyed the republicans. neverVotingRepublican MaddowBlog no respect for Trump his legacy will known for corruption and a man who lost his mind because he LOST

MaddowBlog The narcissist cares for no one but himself. He has no concept of decency, kindness or respect for another person. MaddowBlog Trump was so far over his head as a President, he was faking it. He was faking it most of the time at every thing he did. Just look at the number of bankruptcies he filed. And the BS that just flows non stop. What he is is and was, is super promoter and salesman, a PT Barnum.

MaddowBlog Strong economy by Trump, lowest unemployment, low taxes and inflation, securing borders, peace w adversaries by strength & in MidEast, ISIS defeated, energy sufficient, defends unborn, Operation Warp Speed & all the left did was attack him. They are so sick, warped & distorted. MaddowBlog This. This is why not only do I loath Trump but the people who support him. This right here.

MaddowBlog MaddowBlog Yet this is the very person who, not only was elected as president, but is up for election after 3 years! While many in the world struggle for democracy, many in the US are literally abusing it by electing a very dangerous guy. MaddowBlog Classless but not surprising.

MaddowBlog If DTrump can’t say something low class and stupid, he won’t say anything at all. MaddowBlog “Admonishes?” Is that really what that statement does? MaddowBlog An asshole will be an asshole. It’s the nature of the beast. MaddowBlog How many examples do we need to prove trump is unfit to do anything that takes intelligence empathy decency or integrity?

MaddowBlog Colin Powell was a coward Maybe because he been suffering from Parkinson's disease. They see and hear things that never happen. But if you don't let ppl know What you have they think this is normal for you. MaddowBlog Why are we surprised he has done this before with John McCain he is obsessed when it is no longer about him, because Powell refused to endorse Trump. Sad thing is that still people defend + adore him. conforming to a high standard of morality or virtue isn’t part of Trump’s DNA

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