It’s now ‘me the president’ instead of ‘we the people’

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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday said he doesn't believe President Trump can be a moral leader, adding that it has become "me the president" for Trump, instead of "we the people."

"My favorite three words in our Constitution is the first three words — 'We the People.' 'We the People.' But recently it’s become 'me the president,' as opposed to 'We the People.' And you see things that should not be happening," the former U.S. Army general said on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS."

Powell pointed to Trump's attacks on the press, which the president has dubbed "the enemy of the people," as well as his tendency to insult his opponents and different groups of people.

"How can a president of the United States get up and say that the media is the enemy of Americans? Hasn’t he read the First Amendment? You’re not supposed to like everything the press says or what anyone says in the First Amendment," Powell said.

"And I hope the president can come to the realization that he should really stop insulting people. And I used this two years ago when I said I could not vote for him in the 2016 election — and why? He insulted everybody," Powell added, noting Trump's attacks on African-Americans, immigrants, women and his fellow candidates for president.

Powell added later in the interview that "the world is watching" and that the world "cannot believe that we are doing things like separating mothers and children who were trying to get across the border," referencing the Trump administration's now-defunct "zero tolerance" immigration policy.
Colin Powell: It’s now ‘me the president’ instead of ‘we the people’

Repubs don't give a damn as long as Trump can give them what they want, like Kavanaugh on SCOTUS.
It's their president...
... their party above the country...
 
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Powell should learn a little history regarding what "We the people" mean and what the Preamble means.
 
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If any of the anti-Constitution cabal wants to give the rest of us a history lesson regarding the preamble, that would be great.
 
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If any of the anti-Constitution cabal wants to give the rest of us a history lesson regarding the preamble, that would be great.
Jimmby...
Once again chiming in with his derailment attempts... :rolleyes:

Until "me the president" is found in the preamble, your whining is obviously not addressing the point.


"We the people" put Trump in the "me the prez" office to do what he is doing, whiners are sooooo boring.
And another that misses the point.
Trump was rightfully elected. Post #1 was not about that.

And further to the point, nowhere in the election run-up was labeling the press as an enemy of the American people a campaign point. Nobody elected him to do that.
Nowhere did we vote on whether or not the president should insult people.
We voted between two candidates. And while most people actually voted for Hillary, there was nowhere on the ballot where people voted for boorish behavior in our president.
 
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If any of the anti-Constitution cabal wants to give the rest of us a history lesson regarding the preamble, that would be great.
This was already responded to in post #7

Another tactic of the right is to mindlessly repeat themselves while pretending they have a point...
Demanding they be responded to while they are incapable of responding to others... :rolleyes:
 
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Colin Powell is and always was a class act. I was so sad when he decided to not take an active role in politics.
after seeing what the right wing did to President Obama and his family, I'm surprised any black man or woman is willing to run for any office in America
 
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Apparently no one from the anti-Constitution cabal wants to give the rest of us a history lesson regarding the preamble.