Acting U.S. Navy chief says fired ship captain may have been 'stupid': officials

Acting U.S. Navy chief says fired ship captain may have been 'stupid': officialsActing U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly gave a surprise speech to the crew of the coronavirus-stricken carrier Theodore Roosevelt and defended his decision to fire their revered captain, calling him either “stupid” or ill-willed, U.S. officials told Reuters. One of the officials said Modly’s comments angered the crew, who were already upset at his surprise decision on Thursday to relieve Captain Brett Crozier of his command of the Theodore Roosevelt. The crew applauded Crozier when he was forced out following the leak of his scathing letter calling for the Navy to take stronger action to halt the spread of the coronavirus aboard the carrier.



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