Joe Biden Expresses His Condolences On The Death Of General Colin Powell
Joe Biden was among the many people who expressed his condolences on the death of General Colin Powell. General Powell broke many racial barriers at his time to become a four-star general. After leaving the army, he went on to become the first US secretary of state under George W. Bush’s administration. Expressing his condolences, President Biden said, “Having repeatedly broken racial barriers, blazing a trail for others to follow in Federal Government service, Colin was committed throughout his life to investing in the next generation of leadership.”
Former President George W. Bush Grieves The Death Of General Colin Powell
George W. Bush was the next President who expressed his sorrow on the death of General Powell. He worked very closely with Powell when he was appointed as secretary of state under Bush’s presidency. Talking about General Powell, Bush said, “He was a great public servant, starting with his time as a soldier during Vietnam. Many Presidents relied on General Powell’s counsel and experience. He was National Security Adviser under President Reagan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Under my father and President Clinton, and Secretary of State during my Administration.”
Barack Obama, Bill Clinton And Jimmy Carter Offer Condolences On General Powell’s Death
Other former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter also expressed their condolences on the death of General Powell. All of them highlighted the deep patriotism that Powell had for America. Donald Trump was the only President to not release an official statement.