In the wake of the surprising announcement Friday that President Donald Trump’s deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka was resigning, reports began leaking out of the White House suggesting that he didn’t do it intentionally, but rather that he was forced out.
“Sebastian Gorka did not resign, but I can confirm he no longer works at the White House,” said a White House source to reporters.
The resignation was confirmed Friday to the political website, The Federalist, which published the scathing resignation letter from Gorka blaming unnamed elements in the Trump administration that he characterized as not wanting to “make America great again.”
“[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 said in the letter. “As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the People’s House.”
A report from Buzzfeed said that Gorka planned to give the letter Monday to White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly, but the letter leaked instead.
Maggie Haberman of the New York Times tweeted a different story from her sources.
She said, “two admin officials tell me Gorka was pushed out, did not resign, had been on vacation for weeks.”