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Gorka: 'Real MAGA Fighters' Being Purged From WH

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By    |   Wednesday, 30 August 2017 11:50 AM

Members of President Donald Trump's administration that support his "Make America Great Again" agenda are being removed from the White House, according to former national security adviser Sebastian Gorka.

"The real believers, the real 'MAGA' fighters inside the building were being progressively boxed out, or fired from the (National Security Council) which was even more disturbing," Gorka told The Washington Free Beacon in an interview published Wednesday.

Gorka said he resigned from the White House because part of Trump's agenda was regarding the threat of "radical Islamic terrorism," but he said a Trump speech about Afghanistan on Aug. 21 had references to radical Islamic terrorism removed.

"When you have a speech, a very significant national security speech on the longest war American has been engaged against jihadism, against al-Qaida, ISIS and the Taliban, and there is not one mention of radical Islamic terrorism, we have a serious problem," the former adviser said.

"That's when I realized I can do a lot more for the president on the outside of the building than I can on the inside of the building," he added.

When officials at security council meetings did not mention the president's agenda, Gorka said that was when he began to see that he needed to exit the position.

"The real moment when the scales fell from my eyes is when after I'd been to numerous National Security Council meetings — I wasn't a member of the NSC, but I was invited to various key meetings … and you listen for an hour, or an hour and a half, and nobody, not one participant would mention the president, or what the president said, or what the president's mission was," Gorka said.

"I can't tell you how many meetings I went to where I would have to remind everybody participating: This is what the president wants and this is the mission we're here to serve."

He also commented on Tuesday about the makeup of Trump's administration, saying that the White House does not support his "Make America Great Again" agenda.

The former adviser was forced out of his White House position, two administration officials said in a New York Times report Friday. 

He denied in the Free Beacon interview that he was fired. "I emailed Chief of Staff (John) Kelly after the Afghan speech the president gave last week. I requested a meeting with him for this Monday to tender my resignation. On Friday afternoon, I spoke to him on the phone and told him I had resigned as of that day … those are the facts of the matter," Gorka said.

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