A report from The Federalist showcases an excerpt from Sebastian Gorka “resignation letter”
Sebastian Gorka is resigning his post as Deputy Assistant to President Trump, multiple sources familiar with the situation have told The Federalist.
In a blunt resignation letter, the national security and counterterrorism expert expressed dissatisfaction with the current state of the Trump administration. â€œ[G]iven recent events, it is clear to me that forces that do not support the MAGA promise are â€“ for now â€“ ascendant within the White House,â€ Gorka wrote. â€œAs a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the Peopleâ€™s House.â€
Gorkaâ€™s letter expressed unhappiness with the direction the Trump administrationâ€™s foreign policy has taken, as signaled by the presidentâ€™s recent speech on Afghanistan:
â€œRegrettably, outside of yourself, the individuals who most embodied and represented the policies that will â€˜Make America Great Again,â€™ have been internally countered, systematically removed, or undermined in recent months. This was made patently obvious as I read the text of your speech on Afghanistan this weekâ€¦
â€œThe fact that those who drafted and approved the speech removed any mention of Radical Islam or radical Islamic terrorism proves that a crucial element of your presidential campaign has been lostâ€¦
â€œJust as worrying, when discussing our future actions in the region, the speech listed operational objectives without ever defining the strategic victory conditions we are fighting for. This omission should seriously disturb any national security professional, and any American who is unsatisfied with the last 16 years of disastrous policy decisions which have led to thousands of Americans killed and trillions of taxpayer dollars spent in ways that have not brought security or victory.â€
During his time in the Trump administration, Gorka focused on issues such as countering the Muslim Brotherhood, the crisis in Qatar, supporting efforts to draft a new long-term national security strategy, and combatting Chinaâ€™s economic warfare. Before coming to the White House, Gorka was the Major General Matthew C. Horner Chair at Marine Corps University and also contributed to Breitbart Newsâ€¦.
The ForwardÂ has written dozens of attack pieces against Gorka, including several attempting to align him with Nazism. Most recently that publication retracted a story aboutÂ his sonâ€™s schoolwork. Gorka strenuously objected to allegations he had ties to Nazi groups in his familyâ€™s home country of Hungary, where he had previously been involved in national politics. Even detractors eventually acknowledged the Nazi accusations wereÂ unfair smearsâ€¦.
UPDATE: In response to this story, the White House issued a statement that said, â€œSebastian Gorka did not resign, but I can confirm he no longer works at the White House.â€
This story is one that really bothers me as a supporter of Donald Trump. Every day his supporters are attacked because they stand up for him. Every time the media lies or the left attacks his supporters are there to defend and support him. It seems that he is no longer standing behind his supporters that are in his administration. Over the past few weeks, we have seen many people leave his administration. Mooch, Bannon, and Gorka were all fan favorites of Trump’s base. All of them were shown the door. Now, I defend Trump in his decision making on these decisions. It’s his presidency and as long as he himself sticks to his agenda I can care less who he wants around him. But as the above article points out unelected never-Trumpers are beginning to impact Trump’s agenda.