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Another Trump Army secretary pick drops out
01:21 - Source: CNN

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The President's first pick for Army secretary, billionaire Vincent Viola, withdrew over business complications

Philip Bilden, Trump's pick to be Navy secretary, also withdrew his name

CNN  — 

President Donald Trump’s choice for Army secretary announced Friday that he is withdrawing his name from consideration.

“It is with deep regret today I am withdrawing my nomination to be the Secretary of the Army,” Mark Green said in a statement.

The decision by Green, Trump’s second pick for the post, came after his nomination ran into trouble following a backlash after past controversial statements on LGBT issues, Islam and evolution were revealed.