Former CIA chief Hayden on Powerhouse Politics: ‘We are less safe’”

Despite the possibility of a breakthrough with North Korea, former CIA and National Security Agency head retired Gen. Michael Hayden had some chilling words on ABC’s “Powerhouse Politics” podcast.

“Overall, we are less safe” as a country under President Donald Trump, said Gen. Hayden, who blamed the current instability under Trump in part on a “post-truth culture.”

One big change, he said, is that under Trump, America can’t be trusted as the same force for stability that it’s been historically.

“It’s us. We are the most disruptive force in the world today,” he said. “We are changing directions in really, really dramatic ways, largely in the face of the standing government institutions that have traditionally helped Presidents make decisions.”

President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 9, 2018, during an event celebrating military mothers and spouses.

Hayden is the author of a new book, “The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies.” While he’s been critical of Trump, the…

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