White House Adviser Sebastian Gorka Resigns - Or Is Fired

White House Adviser Sebastian Gorka Resigns - Or Is Fired

Those who haven't left appear to be making contingency plans to bail, with top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn having already written his resignation letter after President Trump's disastrous response to the Charlottesville violence at an impromptu press conference at Trump Tower. There is at least one White House official who seems to agree with Gorka's version of events, saying he submitted his resignation letter to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

The letter went on to cite Mr. Trump's recent speech on strategy in the war in Afghanistan as a final sticking point in his ability to stay on any longer in the Trump White House.

"I resigned", he said in texts to the newspaper. In the following weeks, national security adviser H.R. McMaster pushed out several White House staffers who shared Gorka's extremist ideology.

Mr Gorka had reportedly feuded with national security adviser General H.R McMaster and was unhappy with the decision Mr Trump announced this week - backed by General McMaster and the USA military - to reorient United States policy in Afghanistan. A White House official, however, said Gorka did not resign but "no longer works at the White House".

Before joining the Trump White House, Gorka had worked as a national security editor for Bannon's at Breitbart News. Most terrorism experts and academic say terrorists become radicalized through a combination of factors ― poverty, poor governance, lack of opportunity, foreign intervention and religious ideology, for example ― but Gorka argues that Islam is the driving force.

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Researcher Michael Smith needled Gorka with accusations like that on Twitter until, in February, Gorka called him from his personal cellphone and threatened to refer the posts to the White House's legal counsel.

Yet Trump has chosen to leave the White House, and while the trip is not as far away as his junkets to his golf clubs in Florida or New Jersey, he left the White House as thousands of Americans are facing a potential catastrophe. However, where most people see a humanitarian crisis, the Trump administration sees a PR opportunity - and they took advantage of the hurricane news cycle to bury a number of their own news releases.

But his role outside of television hits was unclear.

Civil rights groups welcomed the departure of Gorka. Gorka, who was born in Britain to Hungarian parents, founded a political party in Hungary in 2007.

"Attacking patriotic transgender individuals serving in our military and pardoning Joe Arpaio on the same day as this resignation, however, makes it clear the problem is not Bannon or Gorka but the president himself".

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