Navy Official Apologizes for Calling Fired Captain ‘Stupid’

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly had relieved Capt. Brett Crozier of command after the captain raised the alarm about the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt.

  • Published 7 April 2020

[template id="240357"] WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy's acting secretary has been forced to apologize after a profanity-laden broadside in which he called the fired commander of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt "too naive or too stupid.” Thomas Modly issued a written apology Monday hours after President Donald Trump, at a White House news conference, described his comments about Capt. Brett E. Crozier as “rough.” At least 173 sailors aboard the ship had tested positive for… Read at AP News