“I’m good at settling arguments”: Trump could step in to resolve USS Theodore Roosevelt controversy

Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, addresses the crew during an all-hands call on the ship's flight deck on Nov. 14, 2019. NICHOLAS HUYNH/U.S. NAVY
Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, addresses the crew during an all-hands call on the ship's flight deck on Nov. 14, 2019. NICHOLAS HUYNH/U.S. NAVY

“I’m good at settling arguments”: Trump could step in to resolve USS Theodore Roosevelt controversy

by Caitlin M. Kenney
Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday that he might step in to mediate the ongoing Navy controversy involving acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly and his decision to fire Capt. Brett Crozier, the commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, after a letter about the coronavirus outbreak aboard the ship leaked to the media.

“You have two good people and they’re arguing. And I’m good, believe it or not, at settling arguments,” Trump said from the White House during a briefing on the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump’s comments followed news earlier Monday of a recording and transcript of a Modly speech to the Roosevelt crew about his decision to fire Crozier that included inflammatory comments about the captain.

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