Higbie Resigns from Trump Administration after Bigoted Comments Surface

Carl Higbie

Higbie resigned on Thursday from his post as the chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) after CNN's KFile unearthed shocking comments he made about black Americans, Muslims, women, LGBT people, veterans suffering from PTSD and immigrants.

"Effective immediately, Carl Higbie has resigned as Chief of External Affairs at CNCS", a department spokesperson said in a statement.

Higbie could not be reached for comment by media outlets.

The agency runs volunteer groups including AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and the Social Innovation Fund. "But when someone performs an act of violence that is a weak mind, that is a insane person, and the fact that they're trying to hide it behind PTSD makes me want to vomit".

Higbie, a staunch Trump supporter, made the comments as host of the internet radio program "Sound of Freedom".

On Friday, Mr Higbie said on Twitter that he was sorry for the comments.

Mr. Higbie, a former Navy SEAL who served two tours in Iraq, also said that those getting government assistance "at any given time during any election cycle" should "not get to vote at the subsequent election".

"I just don't like Muslim people because their ideology sucks", he said, saying that if this made him racist then "fine if that's the definition of it".

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Trump has denied he is a racist, telling a reporter on Sunday: "I'm the least racist person you have ever interviewed". Now, mind you the ad was for free firewood, come take it all you want. "I was called an Islamophobe and I was like: 'No, no, no, no, no, I'm not afraid of them".

In 2013, Mr. Higbie was fresh out of the Navy, and transitioning back to civilian life, he said on Saturday. They're just awful people.' Well, yeah, most Muslims believe that to have sex with men is OK, which I don't like it all. "It was a good experience for me to understand that you can't just hate people because of that". I will go down there.

He also spoke harshly about Sen.

"Nothing gets me going like Ted Cruz, when he went off on that Feinstein bitch about the Second Amendment". I can't stand that woman. And he put her in her place, that was just fantastic. "That's another thing that just sets me off".

In one "Sound of Freedom" broadcast, Mr. Higbie said he opposed homosexuality in part because he was "molested by a gay guy" when he was a child, CNN reported. "Congratuf'in'lations, you suck, Rhode Island".

"I mean, you are breaking the morals, the moral fibre of our country".

"People say, 'you know, you're so harsh, '" Higbie said on Warrior Talk Radio in August 2014.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

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