Published: Fri, January 19, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Greenwich's Carl Higbie Resigns from Trump Administration Over Racist, Sexist Comments

Greenwich's Carl Higbie Resigns from Trump Administration Over Racist, Sexist Comments

"Effective immediately, Carl Higbie has resigned as Chief of External Affairs at CNCS", Samantha Jo Warfield, a spokesperson for CNCS, said after the comments were reported. As CNCS says on its website, through its core programs-AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Social Innovation Fund-CNCS helps millions of individuals "meet local needs through a wide array of service opportunities in six priority areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families".

Higbie's resignation follows a CNN review of his past comments on radio appearances in which he makes disparaging remarks about multiple minority groups.

"Only one (black) person was actually cordial to me", Higbie said in a 2013 radio appearance where he discussed giving away free firewood.

"We're promoting birth control to a black woman because of the incredibly high rate of children born out of wedlock that are under-cared for or not cared for at all", Higbie said in one quote from a segment in which he accused black people of "a lax of morality".

Higbie, a former Navy SEAL, qualified his comment by saying that in cases where PTSD-afflicted service members "were legitimately blown up", it was "completely understandable". I don't care for them. I'm sorry if black people are the majority of the targeted audience. He also apologized via Twitter, saying: "I'm sorry". Now, mind you the ad was for free firewood, come take it all you want.

"I'm going to go out on a limb here and say, and a lot of people are going to disagree with this comment. severe PTSD where guys are bugging out and doing violent acts is a trait of a weak mind", he continued asserting his hateful observation.

"I think it is a breakdown of the mind", Higbie continued.

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China added over 13 million new jobs in 2017, NBS head Ning Jizhe said at a briefing in Beijing. "I don't think so, I hope not". Mr Trump said the damages could be high, without elaborating on how the numbers were reached or how the costs would be imposed.

The CNN report that was published on Thursday which was substantiated with audio clips showed that Higbie's folly was not a one-time slip, but he had a lengthy track record of being strongly racist and anti-Muslim before his appointment. I don't like them.

Of undocumented immigrants, Higbie, on another episode of "Sound of Freedom" in 2013, said that Americans with guns should be able to shoot undocumented immigrants who attempted to cross into the United States at the border. "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", he added.

"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", Higbie said.

To cap off this tirade, on the subject of Rhode Island's legalizing gay marriage, he said, "Congratu-f'in'-lations, you suck, Rhode Island".

"Congratuf'in'lations, you suck, Rhode Island". You know, I don't like gay people.

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

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