Dr. Sebastian Gorka Resigns After Afghanistan Speech


Sebastian Gorka, special assistant to President Trump, offered his letter of resignation to the President Friday. The Afghanistan speech appears to have been the tipping point, not  the departure of Steve Bannon as most might think. Dr. Gorka it seems doesn’t see his presence as having any effect given the direction of his current foreign policy.

One interesting comment in Dr. Gorka’s letter of resignation: The words “radical Islam” and “radical Islamic terrorism” were removed from the President’s Afghanistan speech. That really is more than just political correctness, it’s a direction now taken.

Dr. Gorka mentioned something that probably concerns a lot of Americans. What is our definition of victory in Afghanistan?

“[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 reportedly wrote in a letter obtained by The Federalist. CNN confirmed the letter.

Gorka’s letter referenced the President’s Afghanistan speech and he’s not happy.

“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 hoped to for a different direction, certainly against the Muslim Brotherhood. The Federalist reported that there is no point in Gorka having his reputation and that of his family’s continually damaged when he can’t make a difference.

The White House foreign policy looks like one Barack Obama or Jeb Bush might support.

In his letter, Gorka stated clearly that he believes in the promise of the Trump presidency despite being concerned about its present direction.

“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

“As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the People’s House,” he continued.

Gorka has been one of the President’s staunchest supporters.

This direction the President is taking could explain why the DoJ is still using CAIR as advisers and the Muslim Brotherhood isn’t labeled a terrorist group though it clearly is.



  1. I wonder, is there anyone left who gives a damn. I find it rather troubling that it’s the Military that seems in total control, and That doesn’t bode well. Anyone who’s been in the service knows full well that Pentagon officials can be a problem. Politics plays far too much in that building.

    I found it rather odd when Trump had an event at the White House with McMaster on one side and Pence on the other. Just look at the expression that was on McMaster’s face. He had a scowl that lasted nearly throughout the event. I don’t trust him.

    • I don’t know what to make of him but I do think he’s too far left and too warlike for me. After 17 years, I’d at least like to know what the end goal is? What will be considered victory in that desolate place?

      Only Stephen Miller is left. Trump is surrounded and one of his advisers Cohn was out embarrassing him.

  2. When a person looks at the “hit list” of WHO to get rid of, they certainly are having their way. Stephen Miller was on that list. I don’t quite remember the list but it DOES seem to be following in order.

  3. I find this very worrisome. I do not know how the protocol works in the WH, but I hope Gorka’s resignation is declined.
    We do need tp have a wait and see attitude. This administration is still new and Trump is forced to work under the worst circumstances I have seen in my life time.
    There does need to be a very different kind of shake up … as in EVERY Obama hold-over GONE. I know there has been many DOJ attorneys let go and a shake up in the State Department including Patrick Kennedy (no, he didn’t resign).and is hiring young, Conservative judges all over the country.
    Why he has yet to classify the MB as a terrorist organization is perplexing. Guess we need to take to twitter and remind him his house cleaning isn’t good enough

  4. I think the real question is whether or not Trump and his agenda is a fraud?

    Is he there to destroy the commies or the constitutionalists?

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