Powell Rips GOP Candidates For ‘Junior High School Tricks’

Colin Powell is upset about the war of words the leading Republican presidential candidates are waging on the campaign trail, Newsmax reported.

“To stand there and do junior high school tricks on one another is belittling the country and belittling the office to which they are striving,” the former secretary of state declared on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” He told the interviewer, Michel Martin, that the White House hopefuls need to “become more respectful of each other.”

Powell, a national security adviser in the Reagan administration, said the former president was much different than this year’s candidates in that he possessed a “lack of any nastiness.” Powell explained: “Even Jerry Springer thinks it’s gone too far; and when Jerry Springer thinks you’ve gone too far, my friends, you have gone too far.”

According to Newsmax, Springer recently told The Financial Times that he “would start bleeping out some of what they’d say” if the candidates appeared on his television talk show.

“In 2008, I spoke out against calling the president a Muslim as if that was a curse,” Powell recalled. “I don’t know anything in the Constitution that says Muslims are bad.” He pointed out that four years ago, he criticized the “level of intolerance in some parts of the party.” The issue “still is” a problem for the GOP, he told NPR.

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