The Watch Dog: response: Now they don’t want to hear these trues. Thank you FSofS Collin Powell. Folk just don’t get it. Actually like I have been telling everyone, I strongly feel Trump is talking about shutting down Black folk.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who endorsed President Barack Obama twice and came out in favor of the Iran nuclear deal days before the Congressional vote, says that he is still a Republican. Powell said, “I want to continue to be a Republican because it annoys them.”
Powell said, “In Virginia, you don’t have to declare a party … but I’m still a Republican because I believe in a strong defense, because I believe in the entrepreneurial spirit that is so typical of the Republican Party in the past. But I’m having difficulty with the party now.”
Powell also criticized the anti-immigrant rhetoric that is currently so popular in the GOP, calling himself “a child of immigrant parents” and America “an immigrant nation.” (Realtime Politics)