Trump Security Adviser Sebastian Gorka Out At White House

Trump Security Adviser Sebastian Gorka Out At White House

Trump Security Adviser Sebastian Gorka Out At White House

"Sebastian Gorka did not resign, but I can confirm he is no longer with the White House", a U.S. official said, indicating that the former national security aide was sacked.

"Sebastian Gorka did not resign, but I can confirm he no longer works at the White House", a press statement released by a Trump representative said, indicating he was sacked. Gorka had worked on issues related to counter terrorism, Qatar crisis, designing new security strategy for US.

Gorka, one of the President Trump's most controversial advisors who seemed to relish his role as the administration's TV attack dog, had always been the subject of rumors regarding both his actual position in the White House, and whether he would remain following Bannon's exit.

There are conflicting accounts of Gorka's exit from the White House. Bannon left a week ago, returning to lead Breitbart News.

The Democratic campaign committee dedicated to electing members to the House is ratcheting up its rhetoric by referring to three White House advisers as "white nationalists". Gorka's ouster also reflects the ascendancy of new Trump national security adviser H.R. McMaster, who appears to have strongly influenced Trump's new interventionist stance on Afghanistan.

"General Kelly demands of the White House staff those same qualities he has exemplified in his 45 years of public service: integrity, humility, team cohesion, focus, discipline, performance and results", said White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.

"Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace asked Tillerson about Gorka's accusations, especially regarding the president's recent speech on Afghanistan.

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The Guardian has reported that Gorka, who is a naturalized United States citizen born in London to Hungarian parents, has past ties to far-right groups in Hungary.

Gorka is another official who has resigned after Trump's inflammatory remarks about a violent incident in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month. Gorka was a fierce critic of former president Barack Obama over what he saw as Obama's unwillingness to properly call out radical islamic terrorism.

Civil rights advocates slammed Mr Trump's decision as an endorsement of racist and unlawful immigration policies.

Gorka, whose main role in the White House seemed to be to go on television and fight with journalists, tried to get in front of the story.

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