Posted by: coastcontact | June 7, 2020

Who is the Loser?


Trump-Nixon by Theo Moudakis Toronto Star

Former Secretary of State and Republican Colin Powell said in a Sunday CNN appearance that he cannot support President Trump for reelection this year because Trump has “drifted away” from the Constitution, and will instead vote for former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee⁠—and joins a growing number of the GOP and military leaders who have denounced Trump:

Former President George W. Bush (and the last Republican to hold the office) will not vote for Trump, according to a Saturday New York Times report.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush⁠—George W.’s brother⁠—is unsure of who he’ll cast his vote for in November, the Times reported.

Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Trump’s first SecDef and a four-star Marine general, published a blistering denouncement of Trump in The Atlantic Wednesday, writing, “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try.”

Marine Gen. John Kelly, a former Trump chief of staff, said “I think we need to look harder at who we elect” in a June 5 interview and that he agreed with Mattis’ statement in The Atlantic.

Longtime Trump clasher Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) will not vote for Trump this November, while Cindy McCain, widow of Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona (and another sometimes-Trump foe) is likely to vote for Biden, per the Times report; Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is “struggling” over whether to support Trump.

Retired Navy Admiral William McRaven, director of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, condemned Trump’s use of law enforcement to clear protesters from a Washington, D.C. church in order to have a photo op, while Marine Gen. John Allen wrote in Foreign Policy that Trump “failed to project any of the higher emotions or leadership desperately needed” during this time of unrest.

Of course Donald Trump will call all of these people losers.  Could it be that Trump is the loser?

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