Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, has formally submitted his resignation, claiming “forces that do not support the MAGA promise” have assumed control of the administration and are blocking the agenda Trump campaigned on.
“[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 said in his resignation letter first obtained by The Federalist. “As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the People’s House.”
Gorka, a passionate defender of President Trump who regularly promoted the administration’s agenda in media appearances, expressed disappointment in Trump’s public statement announcing the deployment of 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan―specifically, the failure to mention radical Islamic terrorism.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
Gorka faced relentless criticism from the mainstream media for his views on Islam, as well as his familial connections to Vitezi Rend―a Hungarian meritorious organization originally created around World War II.
Opponents argue the order was linked to Nazi Germany, as both countries were allies and took part in the invasion of the Soviet Union. Germany ultimately occupied the country in 1944 after the Hungarian government attempted secret armistice negotiations with the United States.
Gorka’s departure from the White House comes barely one week after the departure of senior counselor Steve Bannon, who returned to Breitbart and declared “war” on those obstructing Trump’s agenda―both outside and within the administration.