Secretary of Navy says Trump’s tweet is not a formal order

Secretary of Navy says Trump’s tweet is not a formal order

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said Saturday he doesn’t consider a tweet by President Trump an order and would need a formal order to stop a review of Edward Gallagher. Referring to the tweet, Spencer said, ’I don’t interpret them as a formal order’. Trump insisted Thursday the Navy ’will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin’.

Simone
Simone
IvoryDove
IvoryDove 3 months

The admiral is correct that he should not consider tweets to be lawful orders. Trump should use a pen, paper and sign the order.

Coeus
Coeus 3 months

More MSM BS ( OMG, I appear to be communicating in acronyms, lately, LOL). Minor actor strikes heroic pose, "I threaten to resign!" Boss, "Goodbye." Indeed.com (within the hour), "Navy Secretary required. Great rates of pay. Must be able to take instruction from superior." The NYT thinks everyone is retarded. This officer would NEVER make such an asinine comment. They would either comply, or resign. Unless they were making a political point before they were fired, they would remain silent. I await either his resignation, or his dismissal. I suspect neither will occur.

porcus
porcus 3 months

Articles disagree that the dude actually threatened to resign. And, I don't know why it would matter if he did except for more Orange Man Bad.

Thomas
Thomas 3 months

Its really interesting to see so many from the "law and order" party now no longer caring about law and order at all, even to the point where they talk about raising arms and a new civil war, all so they can "trigger" liberals

porcus
porcus 3 months

Should be in US section

Jake
Jake 3 months

“The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin.” -Trump He is not giving an order in this tweet. He’s stating what he’s not going to let happen.

Occam's Chainsaw
Occam's Chainsaw 3 months

I do love how many of these headlines completely contradict each other.

Occam's Chainsaw
Occam's Chainsaw 3 months

If a servicemember is told to do something, it doesn't matter if it is on paper, spoken face to face, communicated over the radio, on the telephone, Morse code, Skype, or written in crayon. A communication to do something is an order and an order is an order. Subordinates have no authority to pick and choose how they personally define an order or which orders they will acknowledge. If every order had to be written, nothing would ever get accomplished. It would be virtual anarchy.

porcus
porcus 3 months

Belongs in US section

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 3 months

Commander in Tweet

Top in U.S.
Get the App