Sebastian Gorka quits White House, slams Trump in resignation letter

Updated January 8, 2018

Sebastian Gorka was born in Britain, but grew up in Hungary.


August 26, 2017

by Anna Giaritelli

President Trump’s deputy assistant, Sebastian Gorka, resigned from his White House post Friday.

“[G]iven recent events, it is clear to me that forces that do not support the MAGA promise are – for now – ascendant within the White House,” Gorka wrote in his resignation letter. “As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the People’s House.”

Gorka went on to say he did not believe Trump’s “Make America Great Again” agenda could be carried out.

“Regrettably, outside of yourself, the individuals who most embodied and represented the policies that will ‘Make America Great Again,’ 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 week…” Gorka wrote. “The 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 lost.

“Just 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,” Gorka added.

Though the original story from the Federalist about Gorka’s exit says he resigned, a White House official rejected that claim.

“Sebastian Gorka did not resign, but I can confirm he no longer works at the White House,” said a White House official.

However, in a brief follow-up exchange with the Washington Examiner, Gorka asserted that he did indeed quit, despite what the White House had said.

“How disappointing. I resigned,” he said in a text.

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