Trump Appointee Quits After Past Bigoted Remarks Come to Light

Violet Powell
January 20, 2018

Carl Higbie resigned from his post as external affairs chief at the Corporation for National and Community Service, according to a statement from CNCS spokeswoman Samantha Jo Warfield, CNN said.

Higbie also made a number of highly inflammatory comments about gay people and Muslims.

Higbie, the CNCS - an agency that runs volunteer groups including AmeriCops, Senior Corps and the Social Innovation Fund - and the White House were not immediately available for comment.

In 2013, while he was working in Virginia Beach on "Sound of Freedom", an internet talk show that he hosted, Higbie said that black women think "breeding is a form of government employment", and that blacks were "lax of morality", and that culture "is breeding this welfare and the high percentage of people on welfare in the black race".

Higbie also advocated for punishing immigrants who cross the border between US and Mexico by shooting them "in the face" and said, "I don't like gay people".

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In other audio unearthed by CNN, Higbie, a former Navy SEAL, derided military veterans with PTSD as having "a weak mind", and said he thought a large majority of people with PTSD were being dishonest. They're just bad people.' Well, yeah, most Muslims believe that to have sex with men is okay, which I don't like it all... Now, mind you the ad was for free firewood, come take it all you want.

What does matter, to the mainstream, left-leaning, Trump-hating media, is that Higbie was appointed by Trump - and that means Trump must be one and the same with Higbie. "Somebody who lives in my condo association that has five kids, and it's her and her husband with the five kids and the mother, the grandmother of the kids, and they don't have jobs, they're there all the time - I bet you can guess what color they are - and they have no job", he said during the same program.

Before joining the administration, Higbie was a prominent surrogate for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. "That's another thing that just sets me off". He also apologized via Twitter, saying: "I'm sorry. I don't care what you think".

"I'm sorry. I'm not sorry that my words were published, I am sorry that I said them in 2013", Higbie wrote in a tweet on Friday. "I'll volunteer to go down there and stand on that border for, I don't know, a week or so at a time and that'll be my civil duty". Dianne Feinstein, also on "Sound of Freedom", calling the California Democrat a "bitch", and saying he'd love to smack her and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's heads together. "I can't stand that woman", Higbie said.

When Rhode Island recognized marriage equality in 2013, Higbie claimed the state was "breaking the moral fiber of our country". In a following episode he revealed what he felt about gay people: "You know, I don't like gay people".

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