In an interview with HBO anchor Bill Maher, former CIA Director John Brennan has accused US President Donald Trump of attempting to divide the US population. He further added that it was possible that the division may lead to violence.
"I'm really concerned that as he continues to play to his base, he's further dividing us, and I'm really concerned about whether this could spill over into the streets," he said.
He also called on "people in the White House and in the Cabinet and in the Congress" to prevent the situation from further deteriorating and act "before there's a real disaster."
Trump and Brennan had a heated exchange after the former CIA chief accused the US president of treason, citing his inability to confront Vladimir Putin on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections. Following that accusation, Trump revoked Brennan's security clearance for what he described as "lying" and releasing "increasingly frenzied commentary."