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Former Trump Navy secretary endorses Bloomberg White House bid

Former Trump Navy secretary endorses Bloomberg White House bid
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Former Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer announced on Friday that he was endorsing former New York Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergWhat the Democrats should be doing to reach true bipartisanship 5 former Treasury secretaries back Biden's plan to increase tax enforcement on wealthy On The Money: Biden ends infrastructure talks with Capito, pivots to bipartisan group | Some US billionaires had years where they paid no taxes: report | IRS to investigate leak MORE's bid for the White House.

In a release, Spencer, who was appointed by President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden prepares to confront Putin Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting Senate investigation of insurrection falls short MORE, said: "I have the utmost confidence that Mike will faithfully execute his duty as Commander in Chief."

Spencer also said that he believes that Bloomberg will restore the United States' global reputation while helping the country's veterans.

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Spencer served in the Trump administration but was forced to resign after he condemned the president for restoring the rank of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was convicted of posing with the dead body of a teenage ISIS fighter.

Bloomberg and Spencer are expected to jointly address veterans and military families in Norfolk, Va., where Bloomberg will unveil his plan for the military, ABC News reports.

According to Federal Election Commission filings, Spencer has historically supported Republicans in the past, giving sizable donations to both Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyPelosi: 'No intention' of abandoning Democrats' infrastructure goals What the Democrats should be doing to reach true bipartisanship Eugene Goodman to throw out first pitch at Nationals game MORE's and George W. Bush's presidential campaigns.