Saying Trump 'drifted away' from Constitution, Colin Powell picks Biden - 2020-06-07

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F349.png Saying Trump 'drifted away' from Constitution, Colin Powell picks Biden June 7, 2020, Joseph Ax, Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, joining a growing chorus of Republicans and military leaders criticizing Republican President Donald Trump amid nationwide protests.

Powell, a Republican who led the U.S. military during the 1991 Gulf War in Iraq under President George H.W. Bush and later headed the State Department under President George W. Bush, said Trump "lies all the time," has "drifted away" from the U.S. Constitution and poses a danger to American democracy.

"I cannot in any way support President Trump this year," Powell, who did not vote for the Republican president in 2016, told CNN. Trump responded by calling Powell a "real stiff" on Twitter.

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