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Trump's pick to serve as Army Secretary, the former Army doctor Mark Green, who is currently a Tennessee state senator, has withdrawn his name from consideration over statements he has made over LBGT issues, Islam, and his beliefs in creationism, according to CNN.

What's causing the uproar:

  • He said if you ask psychiatrists they will tell you "transgender is a disease."
  • He said "we will not tolerate" educating people on Islam in textbooks.
  • He's a self-proclaimed "creationist" and gave a lecture arguing against evolution.

Green purports that the attacks against him are "false and misleading." He concluded: "this nomination has become a distraction."

The trend: Trump's first pick for Army Secretary, Vincent Viola, also withdrew over complications with conflict-of-interest rules, and Trump's Navy secretary pick, Philip Bilden, also withdrew his name from consideration, that time over financial holdings.

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