The rate with which Trump fires people seems to identical to the rate they quit, and it seems yet another one of his inexperienced appointees just called it quits. Trump, who has a penchant for surrounding himself with sycophants and people as morally bankrupt as he is, made yet another rookie mistake when he decided to appoint Carl Higbie as chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
CNN reports that Higbie resigned Thursday after the news network discovered his past usage of extremely racist, sexist, and anti-Muslim language on the radio. The CNSB, although not as prominent as say a cabinet-level position, still served a valuable service in overseeing positive government initiatives such as AmeriCorps and the Social Innovation Fund. In keeping with his pattern of gutting programs that help the poor, Trump threatened to gut the CNSB despite the fact that its programs represent a mere fraction of the Federal budget.
Higbie’s decision to resign came amid a CNN review of his past comments on radio appearances in which he could be heard making very offensive racial comments. For example, CNN unearthed audio of Higbie saying “I just don’t like Muslim people.”
Well people are like, ‘well, you can’t hate somebody just for being Muslim.’ It’s like, yeah, I can,” Higbie said.
It’s like these guys don’t know Google exists.
According to CNN, Higbie’s more flagrant racist comments came were during a radio appearance in 2013 in which he insinuated that black women think “breeding is a form of government employment,” Higbie’s resignation shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given some other racist comments he made. He vigorously defended Trump’s proposal to create a Muslim registry, saying that Japanese internment camps established during World War II created legal precedent.
What white nationalist will Trump appoint next?
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