The latest leakage of hacked information has caused former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s name to surge on Twitter’s trending list, as well as the #DNCleak hashtag. As reported by the ABC News Twitter account, Powell’s hacked public Gmail emails prove that Colin had strong words for Donald Trump.
“Colin Powell described Trump as ‘national disgrace’ in private emails, spokesperson confirms.”
However, it wasn’t just Trump that Colin had a problem with. Indeed, Powell’s leaked Gmail emails display that Powell had issues with both presidential candidates. While Powell found Trump’s “birther” campaign against President Barack Obama based in racism, Colin also wrote that Hillary Clinton did not look good in high-definition TV.
As reported by the New York Post, Powell wrote that Hillary did not look good and was working too hard.
“She doesn’t look good. She is working herself to death.”
The Washington Post noted Powell’s emails reveal Hillary will turn 70 years of age during Clinton’s first year in office.
According to BuzzFeed, Powell also felt that the happenings surrounding the aftermath of the situation in Benghazi, Libya, was “a stupid witch hunt.”
The news about Powell’s personal thoughts on hot political topics being on full display after Colin’s emails were made public are sending shockwaves throughout social media. One exchange between Powell and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from December 2015, wherein Colin seemed to blame J. Christopher Stevens, a U.S. Ambassador who died in 2012 in Libya, places blame on both Stevens and his leaders. One of those leaders named was Clinton.
“Benghazi is a stupid witch hunt. Basic fault falls on a courageous ambassador who thoughts Libyans now love me and I am ok in this very vulnerable place. But blame also rests on his leaders and supports back here. Pat Kennedy, Intel community, DS and yes HRC.”
In response, Rice agreed with Powell in Colin’s leaked email and wrote back that Powell should join Rice for a glass or two of wine.
Powell criticized Trump for Trump’s campaign against President Obama, with Trump previously trying to cast doubt upon the fact that President Obama was born in the U.S.
Colin’s email from August 21, written to journalist Emily Miller, called Trump a man who seized a “racist” movement when Trump fell in with the “birther” crowd.
As reported by Newser, Powell’s hacked emails revealed that Powell did not want to call Trump an “idiot” in public because that would only add fuel to Trump’s fire.
“Yup, the whole birther movement was racist. When Trump couldn’t keep that up he said he also wanted to see if the certificate noted that he was a Muslim. To go on and call him an idiot just emboldens him.”
Meanwhile, it is the DCLeaks.com website, according to the Wall Street Journal, that claims Powell’s hacked emails were potentially gleaned by Russian intelligence services.
On Twitter, the hacked emails have caused terms like “pay to play” to surge. As seen in tweets like the following, the words “pay to play” were actually used in leaked emails in reference to a list of “pay to play” letters.
More search terms related to the leaked emails include Twitter searches for Wikileaks, as well as specific names tied to the leaked emails. Those search terms include #dncleak about Bernie Sanders as well as #dncleak information on Tim Kaine.
Last but not least, Twitter users are searching for #dncleak information about President Obama.
Some users are noting that Twitter has #DNCleak instead of #DNCleaks as their trending search term. The disparity between the terms is being blamed as an attempt of the social media platform to bury the information, but it hasn’t stopped the #DNCleak hashtag from being reported as a top trend on Twitter. However, the #DNCleak hashtag is being confused with the DCLeaks.com website.
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