Gorka: News About WH Departure ‘Very Fake News’
White House national security aide Sebastian Gorka referred to recent news about his imminent departure from the White House as “very fake news.”
“I will be there as long as the President has use for me,” Gorka said during an interview at The Jerusalem Post’s 6th annual conference at the Marriott Marquis in NY.
Recent media reports indicated that Gorka would leave his post at the White House for another federal agency job over a mounting controversy over his involvement with a Nazi-linked Hungarian group. On Friday, The Daily Beast reported that President Donald Trump and his chief strategist Stephen Bannon “personally intervened” to save Gorka’s White House job.
Gorka, who was received at the conference with loud applause, refused to address the controversy head-on but stressed: “Nobody, not one person, has found one sentence that I have ever said that is anti-Semitic or anti-Israel.”
According to the White House aide, critics of current administration come from pro-BDS and Iran deal supporters.
“Because we are pro-Israel, we must be attacked, whether it’s the president, whether it’s Steve Bannon, whether it is Steve Miller or myself, we are friends of Israel,” Gorka said. “Who are the leaders of the slanders against the administration? People who are either connected to BDS or pro-JCPOA [Iran deal].”