by Lauren Wynn
According to a letter obtained by The Federalist, Sebastian Gorka, Deputy Assistant to President Trump, has tendered his resignation.
In what is described as a “blunt letter” Gorka stated:
“Given recent events, it is clear to me that forces that do not support the MAGA promise are – for now – ascendant within the White House. As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the People’s House.”
This sentiment closely mirrors that of departed Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon, with whom Gorka was allied and for whom he had previously worked at Breitbart. The letter went on to say:
“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.”
Gorka and his family had been the subject of numerous attacks by the left – including accusations that he was aligned with Nazi organizations – claims which were largely considered to be unfounded. Despite the difficulties he faced while serving in the administration, that did not dampen his praise and support for the President’s agenda:
“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.”
During his tenure at the White House, Gorka was focused on issues of national security and anti-terrorism.