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Sebastian Gorka Resigns White House Position

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Deputy Assistant to President. (Photo by Michael Brochstein) (Sipa via AP Images)

Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president, has resigned his position at the White House.

After Gorka’s resignation letter became public, the White House said that Gorka had not resigned but can confirm “he no longer works at the White House.”

The bastards didn’t even grant him the courtesy of saying he wasn’t fired.

The Federalist:

[Gorka wrote in his resignation letter], “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…

“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.”

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 China’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 News.

Gorka’s tenure at the White House was marked by unusually vociferous attacks against him and his family by left-leaning media organizations and the Democratic Party. This includes personal attacks against his wife, mother, and son.

A source close to the White House said of his decision, “This was more or less going to be a done deal when Bannon submitted his resignation. Not because he didn’t have a protector, but because there is no point in having your life ruined every day if you’re not going to get much accomplished.” The same source said that what did change after Bannon left was that anti-Bannon factions began erecting bureaucratic road blocks to undermine Gorka internally.

Gorka was a true believer in Trump’s foreign policy vision as enunciated during the campaign. He probably internally opposed the Afghan plan, which wouldn’t have sat well with the Kelly-McMaster faction. And, as mentioned above, the departure of Bannon left Gorka exposed and vulnerable.

But Gorka made it clear he still believed in Trump:

“Your presidency will prove to be one of the most significant events in modern American politics. November the 8th was the result of decades during which the political and media elites felt that they knew better than the people who elect them into office. They do not, and the MAGA platform allowed their voices to be heard,” he wrote, adding, “Millions of people believe in, and have chosen, you and your vision of Making America Great Again. They will help eventually rebalance this temporary reality.”

The most important commodity in the White House is access to the president. With Bannon gone, Gorka almost certainly was denied meetings with Trump and was left dangling — an ideologue without a portfolio.

The small-mindedness of his opponents in the West Wing was exposed by them strongly hinting he was fired. But Gorka lost the bureaucratic war for Trump’s ear and has become a casualty in a war for Trump’s soul that the true believers appear to be losing.