And now that he’s in quarantine, he’ll have plenty of time to prepare lots of big, beautiful executive orders:
The Navy has removed gendered words from its official SEAL ethos, changing them to ‘citizen’ and ‘warrior’. Alterations have also been made in the Special Warfare Combatant Crewmen (SWCC) creed, American Military News reports.
One change in the first paragraph of the SEAL ethos now reads: ‘I am that warrior.’ It had read: ‘I am that man.’ Another states: ‘Common citizens with uncommon desire to succeed.’ That did say: ‘A common man with uncommon desire to succeed.’
In the ethos, ‘The ability to control my emotions and my actions, regardless of circumstance, sets me apart from other men’ has been changed to ‘the ability to control my emotions and my actions, regardless of circumstance, sets me apart from others’.
And ‘brave men’ has been amended to read ‘brave SEALs.’
In the SWCC creed ‘brotherhood’ was switched to a ‘group of maritime warriors.’ In another sentence ‘brothers’ in changed to ‘them’.
In a tweet responding to the news, the president wrote: ‘I will be overturning this ridiculous order immediately!’
I wouldn’t worry about the Covid-19. Yes, the President is old and he’s not exactly trim, but I tend to suspect there may be other reasons he’s withdrawing from the public eye at the moment.