The Trump Administration has been making mistakes left and right when it comes to the handling of anything related to the coronavirus. Last week, Navy Captain Brett Crozier was fired and escorted from his post after an email he sent out went viral. In that email, Crozier begged and pleaded for someone to do something about the contaminated ship he and his crew was stuck on in Guam.
Nearly 200 of the crew members have now tested positive for the coronavirus.
You would think Trump sycophants would learn the lesson of Michael Cohen, Gordon Sondland, Thomas Modly and all the others who did his dirty work. You'd think that. But you'd be wrong… as the seemingly endless stream of gullible marks keeps proving.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) April 7, 2020
After Crozier was removed from the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, there was an uproar over the way he was treated by the Navy, especially after Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly went back to speak with Crozier’s crew and spent the entire speech badmouthing the beloved captain.
That did not go well whatsoever, and you can actually hear angry sailors screaming at Modly as he call Crozier “stupid” and “naive.”
Now, Modly has announced that he is tendering his resignation immediately, and people could not be happier to hear it. Just yesterday, Modly said that he stood by “every word” of what he said on the ship, but Tuesday, he’s singing a different tune.
Modly said this:
“Let me be clear: I do not think Captain Brett Crozier is naive or stupid. I apologize for any confusion this choice of words may have caused.”
This morning I accepted Secretary Modly's resignation. With the approval of the President, I am appointing current Army Undersecretary Jim McPherson as acting Secretary of the Navy. pic.twitter.com/FvfgOwuXw4
— @EsperDoD (@EsperDoD) April 7, 2020
According to CNN:
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday, a day after leaked audio revealed he called the ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt “stupid”in an address to the ship’s crew, according to a US official and a former senior military official.The Navy and Department of Defense did not respond to a request for comment. Undersecretary of the Army James McPherson has been tapped to succeed Modly, a US official and a defense official tells CNN. McPherson is a retired rear admiral and was the former judge advocate general of the Navy.