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Biden: Trump administration showed ‘poor judgment’ in removing warship commander

Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden said on Thursday that the Trump administration showed “poor judgment” in relieving the commander of an aircraft carrier who sought stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard.

“Donald Trump’s Acting Navy Secretary picture the messenger – a good commanding police officer who was faithful to both his nationwide security quest and his work to take good care of his ocean adventurers, and who rightly aimed attention for a broader issue about how to keep military preparedness during this pandemic, ” Biden said in a statement to Reuters.

“And the Navy sent a new chilling message to the remaining fleet about speaking fact to power.  The inadequate judgment the following belongs to the Trump Administration, not really a courageous expert trying to guard his sailors. ”

The commander, Captain Brett Crozier, was removed from command after writing a scathing letter to Navy leadership about conditions on the nuclear-powered carrier that leaked to the public.