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Politics Navy secretary fired by Trump endorses Michael Bloomberg

15:40  07 february  2020
15:40  07 february  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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WASHINGTON — The Navy secretary ousted by President Trump said Thursday that he would endorse Michael R. Bloomberg for president, a high-profile defection that Mr. Bloomberg ’s allies hope will convince Democratic voters that their best chance of defeating Mr. Trump is the former

Image caption Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said he and Trump did not have the same view of "discipline". US Navy chief Richard Spencer has been fired over his handling of the case of a Navy Seal demoted for misconduct. The case of Edward Gallagher, who was convicted for posing with a

Former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer endorsed Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign months after being ousted by President Trump.

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Spencer announced his support for the former New York mayor Thursday morning, saying, "I have the utmost confidence that Mike will faithfully execute his duty as commander in chief."

Spencer, 66, was secretary of the Navy from August 2017 to November 2019, including when Trump pardoned Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who had been accused of several war crimes and found guilty of taking a photograph with a corpse of an ISIS fighter.

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It was unclear if the Navy would allow Gallagher to retire with his coveted trident pin, but Trump ordered Gallagher to retire with full honors. Spencer side-stepped Defense Secretary Mark Esper to raise his concerns about Gallagher to the White House and was asked to resign by Esper in November.

In a parting op-ed, Spencer ripped Trump for his “shocking and unprecedented intervention” into the Navy’s affairs.

Prior to his endorsement of Bloomberg, Spencer had donated to Republican causes, including donations to George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, and the Republican National Committee. While Bloomberg is a Democrat today, he was a Republican when he was mayor of New York City.

“We need a leader who can bring the country together,” Spencer told theNew York Times. “This is not about a party. This is not about left and right. It’s about where can we find a solution to get the country working together and be unified, with an operable political system.”

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President Donald Trump 's choice to be secretary of the Navy , businessman Philip Bilden, said Sunday he was withdrawing from consideration for the post, citing concerns about privacy and separating himself from his business interests.

Bloomberg accepted Spencer’s endorsement and lauded him for breaking with Trump, saying, “I salute Secretary Spencer for not flinching from his duties. But the fact remains, we have a president, a commander in chief, who has no respect for the rule of law and no concern whatsoever for ethics or honor, or for the values that truly make America great.”

Spencer is slated to join Bloomberg on the campaign trail on Friday in Norfolk, Virginia. Bloomberg, a 78-year-old billionaire, has made a relatively strong showing in nationwide polls, despite not participating in early state elections such as the Iowa caucuses. The RealClearPoliticspolling averages show Bloomberg in fourth place with 10.6% nationwide.

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