NEW YORK (TIP): Donald Trump has damaged American security, says former CIA and NSA director Gen. Michael Hayden in an interview with The Guardian.
“The jihadist narrative is that there is undying enmity between Islam and the modern world so when Trump says they all hate us, he’s using their narrative,” Hayden said. “He’s feeding their recruitment video.”
Trump has proposed a temporary ban on all Muslim immigration amid fears Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists could be embedded in groups of Syrian refugees and has said he would quickly defeat the terrorist group if elected.
The Somali terror group Al Shabab and ISIS both have released videos featuring Trump, Talking Points Memo reports.
Trump’s proposal for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” following San Bernardino shootings was featured in Al Shababs’ video, while ISIS included his comments that Brussels had become “a horror show.”
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said months ago that Trump’s words were being used in ISIS recruitment videos, but at the time only her husband and others were seen in such videos. Last week, she said she had been right all along.
“I knew it was already going on, but it wasn’t public yet,” Real Clear Politics quoted Clinton as saying.