Samantha Power’s Anti-Trump Emails Revealed: “Lord Help Us All”
Newly released emails from former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power (who unmasked hundreds of Americans names in classified reports relating to Trump and his transition team) reveal the Obama Administration official spewed anti-Trump rhetoric in her government emails.
The emails which were highlighted by The Hill’s John Solomon were obtained by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit and reveal Power’s disdain for now-President Donald Trump.
In one email before the New Hampshire primary, she wrote, “Oskar, Norm will explain our political system, in a way that will fleetingly make it seem rational, though maybe not after Trump and Sanders win NH.”
On November 14, 2016, after Trump won the election, a sender whose name is redacted writes to Power, “I am discouraged and frightened. Electing a right-wing president is something, but such a morally repugnant bully!” The email called to former Trump strategist Steve Bannon as “an avowed racist” and stated, “The worst is coming.”
There is no evidence in the released documents that Power responded or chastised the sender for using government email for such political animosity.
But there is ample evidence she engaged in similar Trump-bashing.
In December 2016, for example, when sent a news story about Trump’s effort to communicate a new policy direction for the U.N., Power snarkily replied: “This reflects the lack of understanding of history.”
When Trump announced his intent to withdraw the U.S. from a global climate deal, Power emailed a colleague: “Lord help us all.”
And when a routine diplomatic issue with Japan arose in late November 2016, Power emailed another colleague: “It is unreal how the Trump dynamic has changed things.”
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