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Trump Appointee Quits After Racist, Antigay Recordings Surface

21 January, 2018, 00:42 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • Trump appointee Carl Higbie resigns

Carl Higbie, the chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service, Thursday after CNN unearthed a litany of offensive and discriminatory remarks he'd made on various radio segments.

After his departure from CNCS, Samantha Jo Warfield, a spokesperson from the organization issued a statement that said: "Effective immediately, Carl Higbie has resigned as Chief of External Affairs at CNCS".

In his former role at CNCS, Higbie was responsible for the public image and messaging of the federal department that oversees volunteer services like AmeriCorps and Senior Corps.

Higbie also made a number of highly inflammatory comments about gay people and Muslims.

The resignation came after CNN's KFile revealed years of racist, sexist, anti-Muslim, and anti-LGBT comments made on radio programs.

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

On another occasion he said black people had "lax" morals and black women thought "breeding [was] a form of government employment".

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". They're just bad people.' Well, yeah, most Muslims believe that to have sex with men is okay, which I don't like it all... I don't like them.

Trump has denied he is a racist, telling a reporter on Sunday: "I'm the least racist person you have ever interviewed". "They are screwed up in the head and it makes, pisses me off".

Speaking on legalization of gay marriage in Rhode Island on "Sound of Freedom", he expressed strong dislike for homosexuals. And I believe that this translates directly into the culture that is breeding this welfare and the high percentage of people on welfare in the black race. "I just don't", he said.

'I just don't like Muslim people. I will go down there.

"Nothing gets me going like Ted Cruz, when he went off on that Feinstein bitch about the Second Amendment. 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". And he put her in her place, that was just fantastic. "Her and Pelosi. I'd love to just take both their heads and smack them together a couple of times", Higbie said. "Congratuf'in'lations, you suck, Rhode Island". I mean, you are breaking the morals, the moral fiber of our country.

"I was molested by a gay guy when I was a young kid and that kind of set the precedence for me", he added.


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