Colin Powell Appears on O'Reilly Factor, Defends His Views
3 months ago
The Former Secretary of State asks, "Why do you only see me as an African American, Bill?"
General Colin Powell doesn’t like it when he’s only seen as an African American. On Tuesday night, Bill O’Reilly described Powell as “a staunch Republican” until he voted for President Barack Obama twice. He asked how Powell could vote for the President when “President Obama’s economic plan hasn’t worked among African-Americans.”
That didn't sit too well with Powell. Of course Powell knows he’s African American but he finds it disturbing for O’Reilly to assume that his political views are solely based off of his racial background. “Why do you only see me as an African American, Bill?” Powell responded. “That troubles me. I’m an American.”
O’Reilly defended his question by noting Powell’s criticism of the Republican party and their policies and views towards minorities. He said that the economy hasn’t improved for African-American or minorities. Powell believes that the economic situation for minorities will improve with the country’s overall recovery. (Huffington Post)