Former Secretary of State Colin Powell became the latest victim of an email leak on Wednesday, with dozens of private exchanges published by the site DCLeaks.com. As first reported by Buzzfeed and The Intercept, the messages contain some great quotes by Powell about some of his former Washington colleagues.
In an email from June, Powell called Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump “a national disgrace and an international pariah.”
Lamenting that Clinton’s allies had dragged his name into the debate about the private email server, Powell wrote that “everything [she] touches she kind of screws up with hubris.”
In a message saying he’d “rather not have to” vote for Hillary Clinton in November, Powell snuck in a jab at her husband Bill Clinton, writing that he’s “still d—ing bimbos at home (according to the [New York Post]).”
Powell also targeted former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld over the Iraq War debacle. “I must say I gagged as [President George H.W. Bush] praised him as the ‘best’ at the statuary hall unveiling,” Powell wrote to his successor Condoleezza Rice.
Donald Trump (again)
Powell’s best barbs were all reserved for Trump, including a knock on the candidate’s attempt to appeal to minority voters. “Trump just looks stupid trying to appeal to blacks and Latinos,” he wrote in one message. “He is at 1% black voters and will drop. He takes us for idiots,” he said in another.