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Trump Official Resigns Over Racist, Anti-Muslim And Anti-LGBT Remarks

Trump appointee Carl Higbie resigns CNCS Twitter
Ellis Copeland | 20 January, 2018, 04:35

Not just racist comments, Higbie was also heard on the radio show demeaning Muslims and also referred to members of the military suffering from severe PTSD as having "a weak mind" and that they were faking it to obtain federal money.

The former Navy SEAL was a Trump surrogate on the campaign trail, dutifully doling out his talking points on cable news shows. "I was called an Islamophobe and I was like, 'no, no, no, no, no, I'm not afraid of them".

KFile, the network's investigative reporting team, posted recordings of Higbie's internet talk radio show "Sound of Freedom" from 2013 and 2014 in which he expresses his dislike of Muslims, black people and homosexuality. "I just don't", he said the same year.

Among saying things like he doesn't like Muslims, blatantly saying, "I don't like gay people".

The 2013 comments reported by CNN were made on-air, drawing the Trump administration's employment vetting processes into question.

He also said he was bothered by black Americans calling themselves African-Americans when they had not been to Africa: "So barring dual citizenship, you're American or you're African, but you're not both".

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Higbie took to Twitter Friday (19 January) morning and apologized.

CNCS spokesperson Samantha Jo Warfield released the following statement: 'Effective immediately, Carl Higbie has resigned as Chief of External Affairs at CNCS'. They wanted me to either load the wood, completely split it for them or some sort of you know assistance in labor. "I really do. It's not a individual hit on any one soldier, it's the fact that they're mind has been weakened by their traumatic experience, and it needs to be addressed". "That is a insane person, and the fact that they're trying to hide it behind PTSD makes me want to vomit".

"But when someone performs an act of violence, that is a weak mind, that is a insane person, and the fact that they're trying to hide it behind PTSD makes me want to vomit", Higbie said. Call him a racist, though, and he'll cop to it. "People always rip me a new one for that". In an interview on Megyn Kelly's Fox News show in November 2016, Higbie cited the effectiveness of Japanese internment camps in the USA during World War II as "precedent" for a Muslim registry system.

Of undocumented immigrants, Higbie, on another episode of "Sound of Freedom" in 2013, said that Americans with guns should be able to shoot undocumented immigrants who attempted to cross into the United States at the border.

"You cross my border, I will shoot you in the face", Higbie exclaimed. "Her and Pelosi. I'd love to just take both their heads and smack them together a couple of times", Higbie said.

In May 2013, Higbie is said to have made homophobic remarks following the announcement that Rhode Island had approved gay marriage. You are breaking the morals, the moral fiber of our country. You know, I don't like gay people. "I just don't", he commented, probably not realising the world's axis does not spin on his likes and dislikes.

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