A former military intelligence officer, businessman Philip Bilden refused an offer by President Donald trump the post of Secretary of the Navy of the United States. About it reports Reuters with reference to his statement.
As noted Bilden, he is not able to meet the requirements of government officials, without having to break the financial interests of his family.
Pentagon chief James Mattis said that he was disappointed by the decision of Belden, but expressed understanding. He promised in the coming days to present to the Trump for the consideration of the new nominee of the head of the Navy and marine corps.
Earlier in February from the office of the Secretary of the army for similar reasons refused to businessman Vincent viola.