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Sun Apr 5, 2020, 10:49 AM

'A completely false narrative': Defense secretary Epser snaps at CNN's Tapper over firing of Navy ca

Source: Raw Story

'A completely false narrative': Defense secretary Epser snaps at CNN's Tapper over firing of Navy captain and safety of sailors

Published 4 mins ago on April 5, 2020
By Tom Boggioni

Defense Secretary Mark Esper was put on the hot seat on Sunday morning by CNN Jake Tapper over the firing of Captain Capt. Brett E. Crozier, who was relieved of duty helming the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt for writing a letter for expressing concern for his crew as the coronavirus began to spread.

Esper went out of his way to say that he backed acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly decision to relieve Crozier who was attempting to protect the 5,000 sailors under his command, saying, "First and foremost, we needed to take care of the sailors on the ship. Ensure their well-being and get that ship out to sea as soon as possible. I'm pleased to report, over half of the ship has been tested. 155 came up positive, those are mild to moderate, no hospitalization whatsoever. The crew is being taken care of. With regard to the relief of the captain, I think the acting secretary made a tough decision, a decision that I support. It was based on his view that he lost faith and confidence in the captain based on his actions. It's just another example of how we hold leaders accountable for actions."

Later in the interview, host Tapper brought up the fact that most of the sailors are still trapped on the ship days after the coronavirus started spreading, which compelled the defense secretary to snap back at him.


"I want to ask you about the sailors," Tapper began. "You mentioned what was going on. A Pentagon spokesperson said the goal was to have 2,700 sailors off the ship by Friday evening. As of yesterday afternoon, only 1,548 had been moved to shore. more than 1,000 await tests and why has the Navy failed to reach the goal? When will everyone be off the ship?"


Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/04/a-completely-false-narrative-defense-secretary-epser-snaps-at-cnns-tapper-over-firing-of-navy-captain-and-safety-of-sailors/






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YOU CHICKEN SHIT fucking punk Epser, your a fucking chickenshit fucking enabler of fucking treason and you and that fucking psychopath are nothing more than chickenshit's trying to pull something out of your yellow cowardly enabling ass to justify the disabling of unit integrity, lets remind you that your boss has FUCKING BLOOD on HIS HANDS and this BS is under mining national security..................FUCK YOU ...................

Your a fucking ass and should be brought into a hearing room and make you to be forced to resign..........FUCK YOU.......


I stand with Captain Crozier..........................

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Reply 'A completely false narrative': Defense secretary Epser snaps at CNN's Tapper over firing of Navy ca (Original post)
turbinetree Apr 5 OP
underpants Apr 5 #1
OKNancy Apr 5 #3
greenjar_01 Apr 5 #9
Steelrolled Apr 5 #13
Lonestarblue Apr 5 #2
BigOleDummy Apr 5 #5
not_the_one Apr 5 #11
Ad Infinitum Apr 5 #4
Ferrets are Cool Apr 5 #6
OldBaldy1701E Apr 6 #14
keithbvadu2 Apr 5 #7
The Magistrate Apr 5 #8
Marthe48 Apr 5 #10
NewJeffCT Apr 5 #12

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:00 AM

1. There was no "snap". He's a jerk but he stayed on an even keel the whole time.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:02 AM

3. typical rawstory

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:59 AM

9. Raw Story writers are clowns, so...

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 02:39 PM

13. Surprised the headline didn't say he "slammed him"

That seems the new buzzword in journalism.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:02 AM

2. We all stand with Captain Crozier.

Trump has corrupted even the military through his incompetent appointments. I hope these sailors and the military attacked in Iraq for Trumpís stupid killing of General Soleimani plus those who felt betrayed by Trump handing our Kurd allies over to Turkey to murder and chase out of their homes remember in November that Trump has been the most unfit Commander in Chief in our history. Republicans have long enjoyed an advantage with the military vote. It would be nice to see a few more come over to the sane side.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:07 AM

5. Don't forget

The war criminal he pardoned. A LOT of us ex-military found that ......... unsettling to say the least.

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Response to BigOleDummy (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 12:09 PM

11. This, plus what Lonestarblue said would make a GREAT commercial...

for everyone to see, but ESPECIALLY where soldiers around the world could see it.

Then do a followup, after the election, on how so many of the soldiers voting ballots were lost. 'Cause you KNOW they would manage to misplace them if they knew they were against der fuehrer.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:06 AM

4. Let the Lies begin

 






Trump lackey



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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:10 AM

6. "It's just another example of how we hold leaders accountable for actions."

FUCK YOU "and" your HYPOCRISY.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 05:26 AM

14. I am still

wiping tears of laughter over that line...

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:12 AM

7. Captain Crozier was warned not to raise the truth.

Captain Crozier was warned not to raise the truth.

Defense Secretary Warns Commanders Not to Surprise Trump on Coronavirus

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213039823

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Esper Warns Not to Surprise Trump on Coronavirus

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213041633

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 11:21 AM

8. 'It's All Lies! Lies Against My Boys!'

These people are pathetic.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 12:03 PM

10. esper is a lying liar

employed by a lying liar

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Apr 5, 2020, 01:41 PM

12. Didn't Trump admit that he fired the captain

for writing the letter and the letter becoming public?

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