Sebastian "Seb" Gorka, a controversial adviser to Donald Trump, is leaving the White House after months of criticism about his ties to far-right foreign political groups and his description of Islam as an inherently violent religion.
Though Grocer's resignation letter has been made available to the media the White House has remained very tight lipped on the entire matter as many believe they did not want to anger Donald Trump's hardcore racist alt-right base.
Gorka maintained in his resignation letter, that surfaced late in the evening...
“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.”
Gorka’s official title at the White House was deputy assistant to the president, but it was never clear what his actual duties entailed. He regularly appeared on television in several contentious and obnoxious interviews where he defended Trump's "national security agenda and worldview".
Now keep in mind Gorka did this without a security clearance that would have allowed him to sit in on any high-level national security meetings or the ability to obtain any classified information.
Most however believe Gorka was kept on due to the fact that Trump enjoyed watching his combative media appearances.
Gorka, who had been with the Trump campaign since 2015 as a paid adviser, promoted himself as an authority on counterterrorism. However national security experts derided Gorka's credentials as he does not speak Arabic and has spent little to no time in the Middle East.
|Gorka wearing the medal of the Vitezi Rend present and past|
Aside from Gorka's sparse credentials another factor that made his tenure at the White House distasteful was his close ties with Nazi affiliated group the Vitezi Rend. Gorka often wore a medal signifying membership in the Hungarian group that collaborated with the Nazis in World War II. When confronted with this he claimed the medal was his father's and he wore it in memory of his anti-communist efforts in Hungary.
Another red flag dismissed by the Trump White House was that while in his native Hungary Gorka founded a political party in 2007 that espoused anti-immigration, anti-Semitic and homophobic positions. Gorka also expressed support for an anti-Semitic Hungarian militia called the Magyar Garda in August 2007 a group the European Court of Human Rights accused of working to create “an essentially racist legal order.”
Before joining the White House, Gorka was an obscure far-right fringe character who worked at Steve Bannon's alt-right fave Breitbart.com where he published many articles in which he pushed his dark view of Islam.