It may not be a shock to her viewers, but NBC journalist Andrea Mitchell is not a fan of Donald Trump — and leaked emails from June apparently show her describing the prospect of Trump getting the Republican nomination as “awful.”
Emails between former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Mitchell from June, and leaked this month by DC Leaks, begin with a fairly standard journalist’s request for comment after former Bush deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage announced he was backing Hillary Clinton for president.
“Armitage now supporting her? Are you going to endorse? Wondering,” Mitchell asks Powell.
Powell brushes off the question and notes that Armitage has been saying this in public for a while. But then in an email chain dated June 17, Mitchell tells Powell that she thinks Republicans need to find a way to avoid nominating Trump.
“I know trump controls the convention rules committee but I keep thinking they have to find a way not to nominate him,” she tells Powell.
Powell responds by telling her he thinks Trump will get the nomination, and notes that Ryan has declared he is sticking with Trump.
“I don’t see how. Even Paul Ryan in today’s papers says he has problems, but is sticking with him. Trump is his own best critic right now. Be careful not to give him critics he can attack and divert attention. I assume he will get the nomination. Then the game is on,” Powell responded.
Powell’s outlook is not an optimistic one for Mitchel, who then responds: “It is awful,” apparently referring to Trump’s nomination.
Mitchell did not respond to a request for comment from FoxNews.com
FoxNews.com’s Adam Shaw contributed to this report.