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'I hate seeing bad things happen': Trump approves of Navy secretary's resignation, says it's a 'really unselfish thing'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump criticized Capt. Brett Crozier's actions on Tuesday, shortly after the acting Navy secretary, who fired the commander, resigned from his post.
"He made a mistake, but he had a bad day," Trump said of Crozier. "I hate seeing bad things happen, man made a mistake. But you shouldn't be writing letters, and you're in the military - you're a captain of a great ship."
Trump said acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly acted responsibly by resigning.
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Acting Navy Secretary resigns after ousting captain, calling him “stupid”

Acting Navy Secretary resigns after ousting captain, calling him “stupid”

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Thomas Modly, now the former acting secretary of the Navy, at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (credit: Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images )
Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly resigned today amid blowback for his handling of a coronavirus outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the subsequent removal of its captain from command.
Modly offered his resignation earlier Tuesday, Politico reported , and Tuesday afternoon The Wall Street Journal was first to report that Acting Undersecretary of the Army James...
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Trump's acting Navy secretary offers to resign a day after he described fired carrier captain as 'too naïve or too stupid'

Trump's acting Navy secretary offers to resign a day after he described fired carrier captain as 'too naïve or too stupid'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

The Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has tendered his resignation, according to CNN and Politico.
The US Navy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Modly's offer to step down comes shortly after he visited the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Monday in Guam, when here delivered an impassioned 15-minute speech to the crew slamming the ship's former captain, and lashing out at China and the US media.
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