Colin Powell’s Digs On Candidates Hit ‘Entire Voter Spectrum’

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s scathing hacked email assessments of Hillary Clinton as someone who “screws up” everything she touches with “hubris” and Donald Trump as a “national disgrace” could serve to drive down turnout among voters who largely agree with his biting criticisms of the two widely disliked presidential hopefuls.

“He expressed the frustration the core supporters of both candidates feel, as well as those who might not have decided how to vote in the election,” said GOP strategist Ford O’Connell. “He was able to hit the entire voter spectrum.”

In some of his more damning remarks about Clinton, Powell calls her “greedy” and says, “Everything HRC touches she kind of screws up with hubris,” though he voices “respect” even as he expresses disdain.

Read more from Kimberly Atkins and Brian Dowling at the Boston Herald

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