President Trump just issued a major announcement. News is now spreading about the replacement of a top White House official — this is happening right now.
“Admiral and now Ambassador to Norway Ken Braithwaite will be nominated by me to be the new Secretary of the Navy,” said Trump. “A man of great achievement and success, I know Ken will do an outstanding job!”
Braithwaite is being nominated after Trump was unhappy with Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer’s handling of a case involving Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher. He elaborated on the matter via his Twitter account.
“I was not pleased with the way that Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s trial was handled by the Navy,” said Trump. “He was treated very badly but, despite this, was completely exonerated on all major charges.”
Trump continued: “I then restored Eddie’s rank. Likewise, large cost overruns from past administration’s contracting procedures were not addressed to my satisfaction.” These are the reason why Spencer’s employment was terminated.
The president went on to note that Gallagher “will retire peacefully with all of the honors that he has earned, including his Trident Pin,” drawing to a close a controversial issue and moving forward with Braithwaite as Navy Secretary.
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