Sebastian Gorka Resigns From White House

Controversial Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka has resigned from his post, the conservative website The Federalist reported late Friday afternoon. A senior White House official confirmed to The Daily Beast that “Gorka is out.” Gorka did not immediately respond to a text seeking comment, and sent The Daily Beast to voicemail twice on Friday evening. His resignation, which has been rumored for months, comes amid a larger staff shakeup in the West Wing. In a letter obtained by The Federalist, Gorka made clear that he was less than thrilled with the staff turnover, presumably the departure of senior adviser Steve Bannon, for whom Gorka had worked at Breitbart. “[G]iven recent events, it is clear to me that forces that do not support the MAGA promise are – for now – ascendant within the White House,” Gorka wrote. “As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the People’s House.” It was reported that Chief of Staff John Kelly was not a fan of Gorka, who is known for his oft-incendiary views on Islam and his braggadocious approach to world affairs. But it remained, till the end, unclear what Gorka actually did inside the administration. Most top aides said that his primary role was to go on TV. And it was for capacity to do that, that he earned President Trump’s appreciation and support.

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