New York [USA], May 6 : U.S. President Donald Trump's second nominee for the post of Army Secretary Mark Green has withdrawn his name from consideration following a backlash over his past controversial statements on LGBT issues and Islam.
"It is with deep regret today I am withdrawing my nomination to be the Secretary of the Army," the CNN quoted Mark Green as saying in a statement on Friday.
Green, a retired Army flight surgeon and West Point grad, was last month tapped by Trump for the post after billionaire Vincent Viola withdrew over issues related to divesting from his financial holdings.
In 2016, Green told a tea party group, "If you poll the psychiatrists, they're going to tell you that transgender is a disease.".