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Trump Appointee Resigns After Questions Over Past Racist Remarks

Carl Higbie, an appointee of President Trump to the Corporation for National and Community Service, resigned on Thursday after he was confronted with questions about his history of making racist, sexist, and homophobic remarks. Higbie, who served as the chief of external affairs at the agency and is a former Navy SEAL, was a prominent Trump surrogate during the 2016 campaign. CNN’s KFILE unearthed comments Higbie made on radio, including declaring that African-Americans have “lax” morals. Speaking about Muslims, Higbie once made comments such as, “I just don’t like Muslim people because their ideology sucks,” and “Go back to your Muslim shithole and go crap in your hands and bang little boys on Thursday nights.” He also said he does not like gay people, among a plethora of other offensive and racially charged remarks.