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Counterterrorism adviser of Trump resigns

Counterterrorism adviser of Trump resigns Counterterrorism adviser of Trump resigns
Christy Curtis | 28 August, 2017, 01:13

He also strongly refuted the allegation of former White House official Sebastian Gorka on the absence of word "radical Islamic terrorism" in Trump's Afghan policy speech.

Media members who cover the White House for mainstream outlets reported Friday night that Gorka did not resign, despite the fact that he claimed he did in a scathing resignation letter.

Sebastian Gorka, the nationalist White House adviser with a British accent and questionable credentials, is no longer working for President Donald Trump's administration.

A number of progressive and liberal groups had called on Trump to fire Gorka and chief White House strategist Steve Bannon in the wake of the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last weekend.

Gorka had been a contributor to Breitbart News before joining the White House, and it wasn't clear whether he would rejoin Bannon there now that he's out. McMaster in particular has been a frequent target of Trump's supporters on the far-right, who have accused him of trying to steer Trump away from some of his populist leanings. "As members of the U.S. Congress who care deeply about fighting anti-Semitism at home and overseas, we urge you to immediately dismiss senior White House counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka", the letter said.

"Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace asked Tillerson about Gorka's accusations, especially regarding the president's recent speech on Afghanistan.

Tillerson distances himself from Trump's Charlottesville response
The Administration "must do better in consistently and unequivocally condemning these groups", Cohn, who is Jewish, said. Wallace asked Tillerson whether Trump's words in recent weeks had made it more hard to promote American values overseas .

"The Trump Administration regularly abuses the powers granted by the Constitution by supporting an agenda of hate, bigotry, and xenophobia".

Now that he has rejoined the private sector, the former White House deputy assistant said that he will work on "breaking the back of the fake conservatives and destroying the leftwing's attempted monopoly of what it means to be America today". There should be no place for this type of hate in America, let alone in the White House, but it's clear that this president does not have the moral authority that we saw in his predecessors.

One White House official said Gorka submitted his resignation to retired Gen. John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, on Friday.

Liberals and progressives have long decried Gorka's presence in the White House. Prior to joining up with the Trump campaign, Gorka worked as an global news editor at Breitbart under Bannon, and has been a regular pundit on television over the past few years. Gorka's alleged resignation letter published by The Federalist expressed a similar desire.

"The best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the People's House".

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