Colin Powell emails call Donald Trump ‘national disgrace’

September 14, 2016 GMT

Newly revealed emails hacked from the private account of former Republican secretary of state Colin Powell show that Powell - also a retired four-star general - repeatedly blasting Donald Trump as a “national disgrace” who engaged in a “racist” movement.

A spokesman for Powell confirmed to ABC news on Tuesday night that the emails were accurate but declined any further comment.

The website Buzzfeed first reported the content of the emails. The site quotes Powell in a June email to a former aide and journalist, Emily Miller, writing that Trump “is in the process of destroying himself, no need for Dems to attack him.”

he also wrote in another one that Trump’s birther investigation was a “racist” movement that incorrectly suggested President Barack Obama was born in a foreign country.