Trump fires back at Colin Powell for saying he'd vote for Biden

President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary MORE hit back at retired Gen. Colin PowellColin Luther PowellOvernight Defense: Air Force general officially becomes first African American service chief | Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure | State Department's special envoy for Iran is departing the Trump administration Air Force general officially becomes first African American service chief Trump participates in swearing-in of first African American service chief MORE after the former secretary of State said he would be voting for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris to host virtual Hollywood campaign event co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling Trump plans to accept Republican nomination from White House lawn US seizes four vessels loaded with Iranian fuel MORE

“Colin Powell, a real stiff who was very responsible for getting us into the disastrous Middle East Wars, just announced he will be voting for another stiff, Sleepy Joe Biden,” Trump tweeted Sunday.

“Didn’t Powell say that Iraq had ‘weapons of mass destruction?’ They didn’t, but off we went to WAR!,” the president added. 

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Trump’s tweet came moments after Powell said on CNN's "State of the Union" that he would be voting for Biden.

“I certainly cannot in any way support President Trump this year,” he said. 

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Powell served as secretary of State under former President George W. Bush and as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Clinton. 

Powell said he did not vote for Trump in 2016 and said the situation has “gotten worse.” 

He said he agreed with other high-profile current and former military officers who criticized Trump’s handling of the nationwide protests over police brutality that broke out after the killing of George Floyd. 

“We have a Constitution, and we have to follow that Constitution. And the president has drifted away from it,” Powell said. 

Powell’s condemnation followed a blistering statement released Wednesday by former Trump Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisTrump eyes replacing Esper after election: reports Overnight Defense: Most VA workers find racism 'moderate to serious problem' at facilities l Trump advisers were wary of talking military options over fears he'd accidentally start war Trump advisers were wary of talking military options over fears he'd accidentally start war: report MORE, who said Trump is the first president in his lifetime who is trying to divide Americans

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A handful of Republican lawmakers have also said they agree with Mattis, including Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden, Harris launch Trump offensive in first joint appearance Ron Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes Davis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump MORE (R-Utah) and Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiOvernight Energy: EPA finalizes rollback of Obama-era oil and gas methane emissions standards | Democratic lawmakers ask Interior to require masks indoors at national parks | Harris climate agenda stresses need for justice Bipartisan senators ask congressional leadership to extend census deadline Davis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump MORE (R-Alaska), who said she was "struggling" with whether to vote for Trump.

The president similarly went after Murkowski for her remarks, vowing to campaign against her when she is up for reelection in 2022.

"Get any candidate ready, good or bad, I don’t care, I’m endorsing. If you have a pulse, I’m with you!" he said.