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Gorka on His CNN, MSNBC Hits: ‘Somebody Has to Be the President’s Pit Bull’

On Friday night, Sean Hannity had White House Deputy Assistant Sebastian Gorka on to talk about his recent fiery TV appearances––or as the host put it, the “Gorka Beatdown,” most notably on CNN.

When asked why he decided to “take it to them,” Gorka responded by saying “sooner or later, somebody has to push back.”

“We’ve got beautiful, intelligent women like Kellyanne [Conway],” he elaborated. “We’ve got brave professionals like Sean Spicer. Somebody has to be the president’s pit bull and I’m ready. I’m gonna take it to them.”

Gorka noted that the reputations of both CNN and MSNBC are “gone like a puff of smoke” and that they have a “credibility crisis.”

“They’ve been in this ‘collusion delusion’ for nine months, not one piece of evidence of any illegal activity and they spin and they spin,” he continued. “They’re tanking. Somebody has to make them wake up and I’m glad to help them.”

He then told Hannity two ways to be successful in the news industry: “go after the ratings with sensationalism and lies” and “go after the truth,” which he praised the Fox News host for doing.

“They have a psychological issue,” Gorka added. “They cannot believe the American people chose Donald J. Trump to be president. As a result, they’re in this bubble. They’re in this psychological crisis. They’re tanking, so they spin and spin. They want to make more money on ratings so their corporate owners are happy.”

He then called out Anderson Cooper for calling him “The Hungarian Don Rickles shortly after their interview.

“Could you imagine a Walter Cronkrite or an Edward R. Murrow having a guest on their show and then after the interview ends in the next panel, they insult the guest when they cannot defend himself?” he said. “That’s what Anderson Cooper did this week. That’s just unprofessional.”

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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