Yesterday, retired 4-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama for reelection.
It didn’t take long for a republican to react to the news with an incredibly stupid comment.
Enter John Sununu, a top advisor to Mitt Romney and the former Governor of New Hampshire.
According to Sununu, Powell only endorsed Obama because he’s black.
Sununu said, “Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you’re proud of being president of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him.”
Sununu served as White House chief of staff under President George H.W. Bush. Powell is a retired four-star Army general who was secretary of state for President George W. Bush.
Powell endorsed Obama Wednesday on CBS “This Morning,” saying the president got the United States out of Iraq, has laid out a plan for leaving Afghanistan “and didn’t get us into any new wars.”
Sununu later backpedaled from his comments, stating that Powell’s endorsement probably isn’t based on “anything but his support of the president’s policies.”
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