Trump to Navy: “Go ahead and take [Gallagher’s] Trident pin; I’ve got a much better patch he can put in its place.”
Last July, a San Diego jury reduced Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s rank following his conviction for posing for a photo with a dead ISIS fighter. But President Trump, who knows the value of an aggressive media presence, recently reversed the sentence and restored Gallagher’s rank. Days later, the US Navy, in an apparent effort to dispute the President’s decision, announced that it would place Gallagher under review, with an eye toward determining whether or not to expel him from the elite military organization in which he served.
Trump’s response was swift and decisive. Over the course of several tweets, he announced the formation of a new, even eliter organization of “guys who will get the job done for America. The Navy SEALs seem to have forgotten that their job is not to start a war with their commander in chief, but to defend this great country from its very real enemies. That’s why I’m working with the very best military people, including Warfighter Gallagher, to put together my own team. We’re calling them ORCAs, because as everyone knows, seals are very soft, lazy creatures that tend to serve as prey for the real apex predators out there: killer whales. We’re still working out what it stands for, but believe me, it will be very professional, very deadly. Something for the young men of this great country to aspire to. Something along the lines of Operational Recon Combat Awesome! God bless the USA!”