by WorldTribune Staff, September 4, 2017
Sebastian Gorka, who late last month stepped down as deputy adviser to the president, said he can better serve the winning Trump’s campaign public mandate away from a cramped atmosphere marked by “two different world views.”
Gorka told SiriusXM host Alex Marlow last week that he resigned because “people like myself, people like Steve Bannon, came into the building because of a very clear agenda, which was the MAGA agenda, Make America Great Again – and, in the last seven months, we’ve seen people who really had nothing to do with MAGA, who weren’t affiliated with the campaign, rise in influence inside the building.
Meanwhile, during an interview with radio host Michael Savage, Gorka noted that “liberal elements” of the American Jewish community said to have paved the way for his ouster have “basically become anti-Israeli.”
“The issues that I was brought in to deal with – national security, counterterrorism specifically – weren’t heading in the right direction,” Gorka told Marlow.
The last straw for was “the speech written for the president on Afghanistan … when I realized the best I can do to support the president is from the outside. When you have one of the most important national security speeches in his early tenure not mention the key phrase ‘radical Islam’ or ‘radical Islamic terrorism,’ then we have to take the game to the outside.”
Gorka said that “we’re starting MAGA Phase Two, and people like Steve and myself have a whole slew of tools – I was going to say ‘weapons,’ but let’s say tools, that’s a ‘basket full of tools’ for our fellow deplorables – that we can use on the outside to support the president and keep the MAGA train running on its rails.”
Gorka said an effective way to make the MAGA agenda happen is to “get the message out there, reassure the base, and make sure that the Swamp does not control the narrative. Just media alone, it’s incredibly liberating not to be a government employee.
“I completely subscribe to the philosophy: Let Donald Trump be Donald Trump,” Gorka said. “Look, he reached out to me the day after I resigned, and his message to me was very simple: ‘Thank you for your support. I’m going to stay on the agenda. Can you help me from the outside as you did on the inside?’ My message back was, ‘Absolutely. That’s why I did what I did, so I can be more effective.’ ”
The former adviser pointed to another example of the White House communications environment: “Do you remember the Jim Acosta/Steven Miller moment? For me, that was MAGA because you had somebody who loved America, knew what he was talking about 101 percent — it’s like going to a gunfight with a knife, going up against Steven Miller on immigration, you just don’t do it, right? And in that three-minute interchange, you saw why the president won. You saw this elitist bubble attitude: ‘Well, only Australians and English people speak English, so what are you saying to all the other immigrants?’ I mean, it was the Swamp incarnate.”
“There are some amazing people” at the White House, Gorka added. “Kellyanne: hero. Sarah Huckabee Sanders: what she has done to the media to put them in their place is superb. She’s a happy warrior. But there definitely are these two different worldviews, that we are there to please the Fake News-industrial complex, and people like myself, people like Steven Miller, like Sarah, like Kellyanne, who say no. They are morally bankrupt – not just financially bankrupt – and we are not here to please them.”
Gorka said that liberal American Jews are “doing so much to betray [America’s] great friendship with Jerusalem.”
He said his left-wing supporters “told me that this is one of the saddest phenomena of American politics now that liberal, the liberal elements of the American Jewish population, has basically become anti-Israeli. It’s the greatest saddest paradox.
“You know there are key people such as at the Forward, at the Forward, who are pro-BDS, who are pro-Iran deal. It’s this very tragic phenomena that the people who should be supporting Israel and U.S.-Israel relations the most have really done so much, done so much, to betray our great friendship with Jerusalem.”