Acting Navy secretary captured on video blasting captain

The captain had written a letter pleading for help for his sailors on the USS Roosevelt as COVID-19 was spreading through the crew.
1:48 | 04/07/20

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Transcript for Acting Navy secretary captured on video blasting captain
And new developments after the Navy captain was relieved of duty. The captain himself has now reportedly tested positive. And the Navy secretary calling the former captain stupid. You can hear the shock from the sailors. Here's Martha Raddatz. Reporter: These are the videos posted by sailors from the Roosevelt just days ago, cheering in support of their departing captain Brett crozier. Causing a major embarrassment for the Navy, and prompting the acting Navy secretary who fired crozier to fly to Guam to address those same sailors. Thomas modly's sometimes profane speech, over the ships public address system, was recorded in one of the room and shared with the media site task and purpose. Modly belittling the captain, If he didn't think, in my opinion, that this information wasn't going to get out into the public, in then he was either "A," too naive, or too stupid to be a commanding officer of a ship like this. Reporter: Several times in the recording you hear voices on the ship sounding disgusted with modly's accusations. Although he would not have heard them at the time. It was a betrayal. And I can tell you one other thing, because he did that, he put it in the public's forum and it's now become a big controversy. So think about that when you cheer the man off the ship, who exposed you to that. Reporter: President trump has been critical of the captain for writing the letter as well. But a short time ago, he said he's going to look into this. Saying he doesn't want to destroy somebody for having a bad day. David? Martha, thank you.

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