By Rebecca Savransky, The Hill
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell reportedly had some harsh words for Donald Trump, calling the Republican nominee a “national disgrace” and an “international pariah,” according to personal emails seen by Buzzfeed News.
In an email sent June 17 to Emily Miller, a journalist and former aide to Powell, the former secretary of State also said the Republican nominee “is in the process of destroying himself.”
“No need for Dems to attack him,” the email said, according to Buzzfeed.
“Paul Ryan is calibrating his position again,” he said of the speaker of the House.
Powell also slammed the Republican nominee for promoting the birther movement regarding President Obama.
“Yup, the whole birther movement was racist,” Powell wrote in an email from Aug. 21, 2016.