Former CIA Director: Trump's foreign policy "would be in violation of all international laws of armed combat"

Michael Hayden appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last night to blast Trump's approach to ISIS

Brendan Gauthier
February 27, 2016 5:59PM (UTC)

"Real Time" host Bill Maher interviewed former NSA and CIA Director, General Michael Hayden.

Regarding his thoughts on a President Trump, Hayden said, "I would be incredibly concerned if a President Trump governed in a way that was consistent with the language that candidate Trump expressed during the campaign."


Asked to elaborate on what he meant by "language," Hayden cited Trump's comments on "waterboarding and a whole lot more -- because they deserve it" and killing the terrorists' families.

"If he were to order that once in government, the American armed forces would refuse to act," Hayden added. "That would be in violation of all international laws of armed combat."

Watch the interview below:

Brendan Gauthier

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