Michael Hayden says US president’s tweets in wake of London Bridge terror attack were ‘stunning for all of us in America’

Michael Hayden, the former head of the CIA and NSA, has described Donald Trump’s criticism of the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, as “stunning” and “indefensible”, saying that he understands the swell of anger from “the great body of the British people”.

In an interview with the Guardian, Hayden declined to say whether the UK government should rescind the invitation extended to the president for a state visit, but he acknowledged that there were likely to be huge protests if Trump does visit.

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