Earlier, acting Secretary of the US Navy Thomas Modly announced the release of the captain of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt Brett Crozier, whose letter about the outbreak of coronavirus on Board hit the media.
“It was a five-page letter from the captain. It was everywhere. I don’t think it was appropriate. They are strong, courageous people. To be honest, I think it looked awful. I agree with this decision (to resign) 100%,” Trump told reporters.
According to him, the captain should not, in particular, make a stop in Vietnam.
The commander of US naval operations, Admiral Michael Gilday, said on Wednesday that the aircraft carrier remains in service.
According to the latest data from the US Navy, the number of crew members of the US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt with a positive test result for coronavirus has grown to 155 people, more than 1.5 thousand soldiers have come ashore. Earlier it was reported that it is planned to launch about 3,7 thousand people from almost 5 thousand people on the ship. The rest will ensure the functioning of the ship’s systems.