Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has joined the growing chorus of those calling for President Donald Trump’s term to end abruptly by saying Trump should step down

“Those who are impeached or 25 Proposing change is time consuming, “Powell told Savannah Guthrie TODAY Friday,” I wish he’d just do what Nixon did and that’s a step backwards “

President Richard Nixon became the first president to step down in 1974 when he stepped down for impeachment and impeachment following the Watergate scandal.Trump has 12 days in office before his successor Joe Biden on Jan. January will be inaugurated 20

“Somebody should go up there and tell them it’s over,” Powell said of Trump. “The plane is waiting for you, you’re out. That way, not only would he step back, but the guts among that group of people cut out who he works for “

Trump has been scourged by members of Congress and many former high-ranking government officials who said he helped spark the uprising of his supporters who stormed the U. Capitol on Wednesday

He was increasingly being called on for impeachment by lawmakers, and Vice President Mike Pence and other Cabinet officials were told to stand down on Aug. Constitutional amendment to appoint to remove Trump from office

“What he’s responsible for is one of the most disgusting things I’ve seen in all my years as a government employee here in the United States and Washington, D.C.”Said Powell.” He should be totally ashamed and he should take that shame on himself and turn it into a resignation as soon as possible “

Powell’s comments, 83, come after two members of Trump’s cabinet, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, resigned after the uprising Powell had no opinion on whether or not other members of Trump’s cabinet, particularly those in the national Security, should resign

“I want the president to step down and there will be enough government and officials left to run it and we have a vice president who could take over the next 12 days,” Powell said. “But right now I think that it is important that the president resign and when he resigns we are going to see all these idiots who came out and did what they did two days ago and start resigning because you no longer have a leader / p>

“We have to face the reality that the president was responsible, he was the leader, he encouraged them every step of the way, and that put us in this dire situation”

How much damage Trump could possibly do in his last 12 days, Powell has downplayed all doomsday scenarios

“We’ve seen him do some crazy things, but let’s not start pulling out things like atomic codes,” he said, “I was the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and I can safely tell you when something like this would ever happen and someone suddenly said we want to use a nuclear weapon, he would never come near “

Powell added that he was “deeply concerned” about the planning and security of the Capitol Police in allowing the rioters to gain access to the inside of the building

“It was terrible news sent to our adversaries and especially to our friends and allies,” he said, “I think it is fixable, we can work on it and fix it because we have a new team we have a new president in Joe Biden who I’ve known for decades and I think he has a better understanding of diplomacy and a better understanding of reaching out and speaking in a normal tone rather than the kind of tone that the President, who is about to leave office, said all the time “

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