It’s a rather busy Friday night…
Category 4 hurricane? Check.
North Korea launches missiles? Check
Pardon for Joe Arpaio? Check.
And now we’re seeing a report that White House adviser Sebastian Gorka has resigned in a huff:
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE. Federalist is now reporting that Gorka has resigned https://t.co/BfBtAYfPy8
— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) August 26, 2017
Apparently Gorka feels the current White House isn’t MAGA enough:
Saying "forces that do not support the MAGA promise are – for now – ascendant" in WH, Gorka resigns https://t.co/p0q5slWKnc
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 26, 2017
From Mollie Hemingway:
In a blunt resignation letter, the national security and counterterrorism expert expressed dissatisfaction with the current state of the Trump administration. “[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 wrote. “As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the People’s House.”
So, what happens next?!
Trump pardons Arpaio.
Gorka resigns from admin in a huff.
Hurricane Harvey upgrades to Cat 4.
Mets play the Nats.
Slow Friday afternoon.
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) August 26, 2017
Update. Some White House aides are telling the press that Gorka was pushed out:
Two White House officials say Sebastian Gorka did not resign, but rather was pushed out.
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) August 26, 2017
two admin officials tell me Gorka was pushed out, did not resign, had been on vacation for weeks.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 26, 2017
A White House official told me: "Sebastian Gorka did not resign, but I can confirm he no longer works at the White House."
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) August 26, 2017
Update 2. However Gorka left the White House, he’s changed his bio on Twitter:
Gorka has quickly updated his Twitter bio to delete WH job title – tonight on the left, a week ago on the right pic.twitter.com/Ar9YLU4JAf
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) August 26, 2017