Former SEAL, Trump appointee resigns after comments disparaging veterans with PTSD

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CNCS was created in 1993 and oversees initiatives such as AmeriCorps and the Social Innovation Fund.

Carl Higbie, the chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) - a United States federal organization that promotes volunteer services like AmeriCorps - has resigned, following backlash over previous comments he made on radio shows, according to a CNN investigation.

"The president needs to protect America first, and if that means having people that are not protected under our Constitution have some sort of registry so we can understand ― until we can identify the true threat and where it's coming from ― I support it", said Higbie.

"I told this story the other day on my show. I just don't", he commented, probably not realising the world's axis does not spin on his likes and dislikes.

CNN's review included an audio of a June 2013 radio appearance in which Higbie said, "I just don't like Muslim people". I just don't like Muslim people because their ideology sucks, ' he said.

"We're promoting birth control to a black woman because of the incredibly high rate of children born out of wedlock that are undercared 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". You know, I don't like gay people.

He also appeared on another podcast, Warrior Talk Radio, in 2014, where he bragged about being labeled an "Islamophobe". Those words do not reflect who I am or what I stand for, I regret saying them.

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".

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"The whole African-American thing gets me whipped up because it's like 99 percent - and I'm paraphrasing here - of people who write down African-American have never been to Africa", he said.

In a 2013 episode of "Sound of Freedom" Higbie said Americans with guns should be able to shoot undocumented immigrants who try to cross into the U.S. at the border.

"You cross my border, I will shoot you in the face".

Higbie also expressed a strong will to smack together the heads of California Democrat Sen. "That's another thing that just sets me off".

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". Why would you do that? You know, I don't like gay people.

In 2013, the year he made most of the comments, Higbie said Islam is "the ideology of a child molester".

Higbie took to Twitter this morning to acknowledge what transpired, writing: "I'm sorry". I don't like them.

"I'm sorry. I'm not sorry that my words were published, I am sorry that I said them in 2013". Last night I informed the WH that I was resigning so as not to distract from POTUS' many success.

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