U.S. Navy Secretary: If The Ford Aircraft Carrier Weapons Elevators Are Not Fixed By Summer, President Trump Can Fire Me

Sailors on the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford during its commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Julio Martinez Martinez

Bloomberg: Navy Boss to Trump: ‘Fire Me’ If $13 Billion Carrier Isn’t Fixed

* Secretary Richard Spencer made offer at annual Army-Navy game
* Huntington Ingalls is late installing weapons elevators

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer says he told President Donald Trump to fire him if he can’t fix the weapons elevators on the service’s new $13 billion aircraft carrier.

“We’ll see if I’m here after August,” Spencer said at a conference Tuesday when asked about the status of the 11 elevators on the USS Gerald R. Ford that are needed to lift munitions from below-deck magazines for loading on jets.

Richard Spencer
Photographer: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Spencer, a former investment banker, said he made the offer during a chat with Trump about the carrier’s technology at the annual Army-Navy football game last month.

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Update #1: SECNAV to Trump: Ford Carrier Weapons Elevators Will be Fixed by Summer, or ‘Fire Me’ (USNI News)
Update #2: The Navy secretary made Trump a high-stakes promise: A major problem with the Navy's new carrier will be fixed 'or you can fire me' (Business Insider)

WNU Editor: The U.S. Senate is watching this .... Faulty Elevators on $13 Billion Warship Draw Key Senator's Ire (Bloomberg)

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