US President Donald Trump on Sunday reacted to the fact that former Secretary of state Colin Powell (during the presidency of George Bush) declared support for the upcoming presidential election of the most likely candidate from the Democratic Party, Joe Biden. Trump said that Powell is responsible for dragging the US into wars in the Middle East.
“Colin Powell, the same stubborn man who bears a huge burden of responsibility for dragging us into disastrous wars in the Middle East, has just announced that he will vote for another stubborn man – sleepy Joe Biden. Didn’t Powell say that Iraq had “weapons of mass destruction?” They didn’t do it, but we went to war!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Earlier in an interview with CNN, Powell said that he could not support trump this year and would support Biden, whom he knows and with whom he has worked for many decades.
Colin Powell, a real stiff who was very responsible for getting us into the disastrous Middle East Wars, just announced he will be voting for another stiff, Sleepy Joe Biden. Didn’t Powell say that Iraq had “weapons of mass destruction?” They didn’t, but off we went to WAR!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2020
Powell became infamous for his speech at the UN on February 5, 2003, a month before the US invaded Iraq. Powell, who held the post of US Secretary of state at the time, during a speech to the UN Security Council, said that he received first-hand information about the alleged presence of the head of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, technologies for the production of biological weapons. In proof of these words, Powell from the UN podium showed a test tube with a white powder, claiming that this test tube contains a sample of weapons of mass destruction produced in Iraq’s factories. It later turned out that the CIA had misinformed Powell, and the test tubes were fakes.