Cable news Trump supporter Carl Higbie joins administration

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Carl Higbie, a former Navy SEAL and staunch supporter of President Trump known for his combative cable news appearances, has been tapped to join the administration as chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Higbie, the author of the 2012 book “Battle on the Home Front: A Navy SEAL’s Mission to Save the American Dream,” made the announcement on Twitter. 

“Thank you @realDonaldTrump for appointing me to Chief of External Affairs for @NationalService. Honored to serve again! #MAGA.” 

Higbie says he’ll be responsible “for the public image, messaging and media for the [national and community service] organization.”

The 34-year-old Connecticut native also reflected on his time as a frequent guest on cable news, which he described as “an uphill battle” while often serving as the sole Trump advocate against multiple anti-Trump pundits. 

“My time in the media supporting the president has been an uphill battle on many networks but it has been my honor to have been aboard the Trump train since day one,” Higbie said in an email to The Hill. 

“It is unfortunate that the left wing media would rather see America fail than President Trump succeed,” he continues. 

“I have no regrets for any of my support for the president then or now. Despite what the media says I believe Trump is doing a great job and would happily debate their concerns.”

Higbie has appeared on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC on a regular basis since Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015.  

The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that oversees national service initiatives including AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund and other national service initiatives. It was formed under President Bill Clinton in 1993. 

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