Former Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke out against President Donald Trump in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday, blasting his anti-press rhetoric, retreat from the world stage, and his insults of U.S. allies.
Zakaria asked Powell and his other guest, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, about American foreign policy and whether the country is still leading the rest of the world by example.
Powell, a Republican who has maintained a low profile during the Trump administration, called out “what we are not doing as the United States of America.”
“What are we doing? We’re walking away from agreements, we’re walking away from alliances,” Powell said. He noted that Trump insulted U.S. allies at the NATO summit.
After Powell invoked the violence at Charlottesville, Zakaria asked: “Do you think this president can be a moral leader for the world?”