“Today’s” Savannah Guthrie asked Powell how concerned he is about the remainder of Trump’s presidency.
“I think they will unfold and 12 days from now he’ll be out normally. Those who are suggesting impeachment or…the 25th Amendment, that’s time-consuming. I wish he would just do what Nixon did and just step down,” Powell said.
He added, “Somebody ought to go up there and tell him it’s over, plane’s waiting for you, you’re out. That way he would not only step down, he would, in addition, sort of cut the guts out from underneath this group of people who he has working for him.”
Watch his comments below:
“I wish he would just do what Nixon did and just step down.”
Watch @SavannahGuthrie’s full interview with former Secretary of State Colin Powell about Wednesday’s siege on the U.S. Capitol and why he thinks President Trump should resign. pic.twitter.com/1jo9giKJO2
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 8, 2021
Powell argued if Trump steps down then “all of these idiots” who were responsible for the violence at the U.S. Capitol will also step down.
Guthrie pressed Powell on if he is concerned about the powers Trump has including nuclear codes.
“No not really, but I can never tell what this man is going to do. We’ve seen him do some crazy things, but let’s not start dragging out things like nuclear code,” Powell said.
He continued, “I was the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and I can tell you for sure that if something like this ever happens, someone suddenly said here, ‘We want to use a nuclear weapon,’ they would never get near it.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced in a letter she penned to her colleagues on Friday she spoke to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley about steps to take to prevent Trump from launching a nuclear attack, as IJR previously reported.
Trump admitted during a video he posted to Twitter on Thursday Biden’s administration would be sworn in on Jan. 20.
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