President Trump Has Fired The Secretary Of The Navy After Publicly Defying A Direct Order

  • Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer has been fired for refusing to halt a disciplinary process against SEAL Eddie Gallagher
  • Gallagher released a statement Sunday night thanking President Donald Trump for the numerous times he has intervened on his behalf 
  • Spencer wrote in his resignation letter that he ‘cannot in good conscience’ obey the order to stop Gallagher’s case 
  • However, Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said that he had asked Spencer to step down because he had gone behind his back 
  • Esper said that Spencer had promised White House officials that Gallagher would retire with his SEAL trident if they did not interfere with his review board 
  • Gallagher, who was accused of war crimes in Iraq, is due to face a disciplinary board that has the power to kick him out of the elite unit
  • After Spencer’s resignation, Gallagher thanked Trump for being ‘true a leader’
  • ‘You stepped in numerous times and showed true moral fiber by correcting all the wrongs that were being done to me,’ Gallagher said on the president


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