[Editor’s note: Trump is now so toxic that the rats are not only running to get off the sinking ship like their asses were on fire, they are telling anyone who will listen how rotten the captain is and how he is going to steer the ship of state onto the rocks. They regret ever boarding that rotten ship and ever having been associated with Trump.
Once Trump falls, expect a lot of very sordid tales to come out about what really went on inside his administration, tales of mind boggling corruption and incompetence, of ludicrous, infantile and narcissistic behaviour, of a very sick and disturbing set of people who brought nothing but shame and ridicule on their nation and achieved absolutely nothing of any value. No-one who reads VT should be surprised, after all, we have been warning you over and over again about Trump since the day he declared his candidacy.
The fact that many Americans could not see what was so blatant and obvious to outsiders is a damning indictment on the state of US society, of a broken and dysfunctional nation where the media is unpalatable propagandistic lies, where education is vastly inadequate and where many people behave in ways utterly incomprehensible to the rest of the world whenever they have to deal with religion, politics or even something so mundane as getting along with the neighbours.
Trump is a symptom of a broken, sick nation and I feel no schadenfreude as I watch with horror the downward spiral of a once powerful country, a country that is obsessed with being ‘great’ or somehow ‘exceptional’, both sick lies inculcated into the American psyche. Somehow the American people are going to have to deprogram themselves, to cease to be Manchurian Candidates living in a perpetual state of narcissistic ignorance, to wake up and smell the coffee, or rather, the bullshit, and realise, rather than being great or exceptional they are virtual inmates inside a mental prison constructed for them by their own media and government on behalf of an elite that could not give two hoots about America or it’s people.
To all Americans, let Trump be your wake up call and for pity’s sake, wake up before it’s too late to salvage your nation. Ian]
Sebastian Gorka Resigns From Trump Administration
Sebastian Gorka is resigning his post as Deputy Assistant to President Trump, multiple sources familiar with the situation have told The Federalist.
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.”
Gorka’s letter expressed unhappiness with the direction the Trump administration’s foreign policy has taken, as signaled by the president’s recent speech on Afghanistan:
“Regrettably, outside of yourself, the individuals who most embodied and represented the policies that will ‘Make America Great Again,’ have been internally countered, systematically removed, or undermined in recent months. This was made patently obvious as I read the text of your speech on Afghanistan this week…
“The fact that those who drafted and approved the speech removed any mention of Radical Islam or radical Islamic terrorism proves that a crucial element of your presidential campaign has been lost…
“Just as worrying, when discussing our future actions in the region, the speech listed operational objectives without ever defining the strategic victory conditions we are fighting for. This omission should seriously disturb any national security professional, and any American who is unsatisfied with the last 16 years of disastrous policy decisions which have led to thousands of Americans killed and trillions of taxpayer dollars spent in ways that have not brought security or victory.”
During his time in the Trump administration, Gorka focused on issues such as countering the Muslim Brotherhood, the crisis in Qatar, supporting efforts to draft a new long-term national security strategy, and combatting China’s economic warfare. Before coming to the White House, Gorka was the Major General Matthew C. Horner Chair at Marine Corps University and also contributed to Breitbart News.
Gorka’s tenure at the White House was marked by unusually vociferous attacks against him and his family by left-leaning media organizations and the Democratic Party. This includes personal attacks against his wife, mother, and son.
A source close to the White House said of his decision, “This was more or less going to be a done deal when Bannon submitted his resignation. Not because he didn’t have a protector, but because there is no point in having your life ruined every day if you’re not going to get much accomplished.” The same source said that what did change after Bannon left was that anti-Bannon factions began erecting bureaucratic road blocks to undermine Gorka internally.
The Forward has written dozens of attack pieces against Gorka, including several attempting to align him with Nazism. Most recently that publication retracted a story about his son’s schoolwork. Gorka strenuously objected to allegations he had ties to Nazi groups in his family’s home country of Hungary, where he had previously been involved in national politics. Even detractors eventually acknowledged the Nazi accusations were unfair smears.
In his letter, Gorka made clear that he believes in the promise of the Trump presidency despite being concerned about its present direction.
“Your presidency will prove to be one of the most significant events in modern American politics. November the 8th was the result of decades during which the political and media elites felt that they knew better than the people who elect them into office. They do not, and the MAGA platform allowed their voices to be heard,” he wrote, adding, “Millions of people believe in, and have chosen, you and your vision of Making America Great Again. They will help eventually rebalance this temporary reality.”