REPORT: Legendary Navy SEAL in Line for Top Trump Admin Job

Legendary Navy SEAL in Line for Top Trump Admin Job

Carl Higbie, a former Navy SEAL who has written two books about his tours of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom, is being considered for a job in President Trump’s communications team, according to The Daily Caller.

Higbie has long been considered a front-runner for a position in the Trump White House, particularly due to his high media profile and rock-ribbed conservatism.

However, he was originally more interested in serving in the Department of Defense or the State Department. A source within the White House told The Daily Caller that he was now willing to look at a position within the communications department.

Higbie wrote in a Twitter post that he has talked with the administration about his possible roles, but that he did not officially interview for any position. This came in response to rumors that Higbie was going to be tapped as a replacement for White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

According to CNN, Spicer is on thin ice with President Trump after a combative first few weeks with the media. The network reported that Spicer would not have been Trump’s pick, but White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus had pushed for him.

However, the White House vigorously denies these allegations, and an alternative explanation involves Spicer’s dual roles as press secretary and communications director, the latter of which he took on after Jason Miller’s abrupt departure during the transition process.

The former Navy SEAL told Fox Business that he “would be honored to serve in any capacity” and confirmed to the Washingtonian that, “I can say that I’ve offered my services.”

Higbie has been one of Trump’s most vocal and visible surrogates since the beginning of the campaign, defending the candidate in the media at a time when almost no establishment figure would touch the man who would become president. A role in the Trump administration would make a lot of sense for the legendary Navy SEAL, and one that would be welcomed by a lot of people,

We’ll keep you updated on what happens.

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