Radio host and conservative pundit Sebastian Gorka has a history with Donald Trump. He briefly served as Deputy Assistant to the President in 2017. The Hungarian-American left the White House in August of 2017 after an argument with then White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly.
With yesterday’s firing of National Security Adviser, John Bolton, the radio host may be looking for a way back into Trump’s administration. Gorka claimed on his radio show that a member of congress has said that the President should appoint him as the next NSA.
The radio host gleefully told his audience, “A certain congressman said I should be the next national security adviser. I’d love to see that congressman tweet it out. That would be most amusing to watch the heads explode amongst the never-Trump and liberal elite.”
While choosing Gorka to be his adviser would most certainly upset Trump’s rivals, it could cause controversy on the right as well. In April of 2017, a source told Buzzfeed that Gorka was denied a security clearance in his home country of Hungary. As of January of 2018, Gorka also had a warrant out for his arrest on a Hungarian gun charge.
Gorka seemingly wasn’t serious about being chosen for the position and had his own recommendation. “Secretary Pompeo should be dual-hatted,” he said. “We don’t need the massive duality and duplicity, the duplication, the duplicative mission sets of doing national security, foreign policy advice in the White House and running the State Department. So my vote is in. Mike Pompeo, tap him on the shoulder.”