Former U.S. Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright both questioned the dramatic negative effects the Trump administration has had on the United States and its people Sunday.
Speaking with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Sunday, Powell criticized Trump’s attacks on the news media, close U.S. allies and even its own citizens. Powell lamented his three favorite words in the U.S. Constitution have long been “we the people,” but Trump’s short time in office has morphed the famous Founding Fathers line into “me the President.”
“You see things that should not be happening,” Powell told CNN’s Zakaria. “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 are not supposed to like everything the press says, or what anyone says…that’s why we have a First Amendment, to protect that kind of speech.”