From left to right: Naval SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher, Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, and Army Special Forces Maj. Matthew Golsteyn (DoD photos)

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President Donald Trump is considering inviting convicted or accused war criminals join him on the 2020 campaign trail, according to a report from The Daily Beast.

The outlet spoke to two sources who said they overheard Trump say he wanted former Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, former Army Special Forces Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, or Navy SEAL Chief Edward Gallagher participate in his rallies.

One source told The Daily Beast: "He briefly discussed making it a big deal at the convention."

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Kenneth Braithwaite (Wikipedia Commons/U.S. Department of State)

President Donald Trump's latest nominee to lead the U.S. Navy has deep Philadelphia ties: Kenneth Braithwaite was a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, once served as a Ridley Park Councilman and worked at the Philadelphia Naval Base.

Trump announced early Monday that he was nominating Braithwaite, a retired Rear Admiral and the current ambassador to Norway, to replace the ousted Richard Spencer.

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday he fired Richard Spencer after learning the Navy secretary had secretly tried to broker a deal with the White House allowing Navy Chief Eddie Gallagher to retire and keep his SEAL Trident so long as President Trump did not intervene.

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Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer speaks with personnel during a visit to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, July 12, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps/Sgt. Akeel Austin via Reuters)

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Navy Secretary Richard Spencer was unexpectedly fired Sunday night over actions related to Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who President Donald Trump cleared of a conviction in a high-profile war crimes trial but has remained in the Navy's crosshairs.

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Navy Secretary Richard Spencer (DoD photo)

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer claims that President Donald Trump's demand that the service preserve the trident of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher fundamentally undermines good order and discipline, according to a copy of his resignation letter obtained by Task & Purpose.

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Navy Secretary Richard Spencer. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sarah Villegas)

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and ordered that Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher keep his trident, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed on Sunday.

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