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Ex-CIA director compares Trump supporters to the Taliban

Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden was extensively panned for a retweet that signaled he equated President Trump’s supporters in the US with the Taliban in Afghanistan. 

On Thursday, Hayden retweeted a break up picture. The highest confirmed black-clad Islamic militants waving weapons and flags from a line of automobiles with a caption studying: “Their Taliban.” Beneath that was a line of pickup vehicles hoisting American flags and “Trump 2020” flags with the caption: “Our Taliban” 

Hayden is a retired U.S. Air Pressure four-star basic who at varied factors was the Director of the Nationwide Safety Company, the Principal Deputy Director of Nationwide Intelligence, along with being the Director of the CIA. 

Whereas a few of the replies appeared to concur with Hayden’s sentiment – that Trump supporters and the Taliban are primarily the identical – the overwhelming majority have been vital. 

“Wow. Hate a lot,” tweeted one person. 

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“Wow, with your whole expertise, for those who can’t inform the distinction between an actual risk and media hype…and retweeting this crap? Swampier than most,” wrote one other person. 

“The CIA is a joke,” learn one other Tweet. 

Hayden’s tweet got here because the Taliban retook management of Afghanistan following the U.S. navy’s departure from that nation after practically 20 years. 

Earlier this yr, the CIA riled up Twitter with a recruitment video many derided as being “filled with woke propaganda.”

The 2-minute video options a 36-year-old Latina CIA agent who described herself as “intersectional,” “cisgender,” and “millennial.”

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The officer tells viewers that whereas she used to endure from “‘imposter syndrome,” she has embraced herself “unapologetically” as a result of she refuses to internalize “misguided patriarchal concepts of what a lady can or ought to be.”

Fox Information’ Yael Halon contributed to this report

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