Colin Powell calls Trump 'national disgrace' in June email
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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell reportedly had some harsh words for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMcCabe says he was fired because he 'opened a case against' Trump McCabe: Trump said 'I don't care, I believe Putin' when confronted with US intel on North Korea McCabe: Trump talked to me about his election victory during 'bizarre' job interview MORE, calling the Republican presidential nominee a "national disgrace" and an "international pariah," according to personal emails seen by Buzzfeed News.


In an email sent June 17 to Emily Miller, a journalist and former aide to Powell, the retired four-star general also said Trump "is in the process of destroying himself." 

"No need for Dems to attack him," the email said, according to Buzzfeed. 

"Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanUnscripted Trump keeps audience guessing in Rose Garden Coulter defends Paul Ryan: This is 100 percent Trump's fault The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Trump escalates border fight with emergency declaration MORE is calibrating his position again," he said of the Speaker of the House. 

Powell also slammed the Republican nominee for promoting the birther movement, which claims President Obama is not a U.S. citizen.

“Yup, the whole birther movement was racist,” Powell wrote in an email from Aug. 21, 2016.

“That’s what the 99% believe. When Trump couldn’t keep that up he said he also wanted to see if the certificate noted that he was a Muslim,” the email said.

“As I have said before, ‘What if he was?’ Muslims are born as Americans everyday,” Powell wrote to his former aide.

In another email from July 21, 2015, Powell said Trump had "no sense of shame," in response to an article about Trump giving out the cellphone number of Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham: More urgent for kids in Kentucky to have secure border than new school 
 White House, GOP defend Trump emergency declaration Limbaugh calls 25th Amendment discussions 'silent coup' MORE (R-S.C.) during the Republican presidential primary. Powell also called it a "celebrification of society."

Powell told Buzzfeed News he had "no further comment" but is "not denying it."