Former White House Strategic Adviser Sebastian Gorka appeared on Fox & Friends this morning to provide his cartoonish insight into the inner-workings of the Trump Administration and the President’s ongoing battle with establishment GOP.
After first playing a clip of Senator John McCain criticizing this White House for “refus(ing) the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain the last best hope of Earth for the sake of some half baked spurious nationalism, cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems.”
Gorka found these comments to be “very disappointing,” adding “you can be a hero but you can also know — also not know what you are talking about.” “John McCain hasn’t seen a war he didn’t like in the last 20 years. That’s not hot president is. The president believes that it’s America first and the idea that you just criticized him from the sidelines,” said Gorka, claiming that President Donald Trump has no interesting in being an interventionist.
The conversation then turned to White House negotiations with Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, which Gorka sees as a broadsaide to the GOP. Gorka said:
The president is the master of the deal. Right? He is going to work with people who he thinks he can work with at the current time. Remember, the president’s platform was make America great again. Not make the G.O.P. Great again. And he’ll work with anybody. If you don’t work with him G.O.P. Remember that dinner with chuck and Nancy. That’s a message. That’s a broadside to the G.O.P. I have got to get things done. You don’t want to help me, I will talk to somebody else.
Despite the apparent detente on display with Trump’s joint press conference with Sen. Mitch McConnell, Gorka is suggesting that there is still some things to suss out between the White House and the GOP establishment. He also seems to be saying that Trump is more interested in working with people and getting deals done, and less interested in what the deal is about, or following any political agenda or philosophy.
With mid-term elections just a year away, this will be a fascinating political story to watch unfold.
Watch the clip above courtesy of Fox News.
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