Sebastian Gorka, President Trump's controversial counter-terrorism advisor, is soon to be shifted from his White House position to another spot somewhere else in the administration, according to a report in the Washington Examiner.
A senior administration official told the Washington Examiner that Gorka, a national security adviser who was heavily criticized for having links to a far-right Hungarian organization, will accept a new role dealing with the "war of ideas" that focuses on radical Islamic extremism.
Gorka told right-wing website Breitbart News that he wore it to "remind myself of where I came from, what my parents suffered under both the Nazis and the Communists, and to help me in my work today". The source said Gorka's only known duties included speaking on television about counterterrorism, as well as "giving White House tours and peeling out in his Mustang", but added that he had few notable responsibilities.
It's evident that President Trump liked Gorka and trusted him. "We urge you to immediately dismiss senior White House counter-terrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka".
Known for his fringe opinions on Islam, Gorka has said accepting Muslim refugees would be " national suicide", that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the United States government, and that religious profiling of Muslims is " a synonym for common sense". That official said Gorka was simply generating too much controversy for the White House. Gorka was even criticized for wearing a medal that's closely associated with Nazi sympathizers, and he went ballistic and threatened to use his White House clout to take down someone who questioned whether he truly held a PhD.
Gorka had been called on by Democrats and liberal activists to resign for his alleged ties to Vitezi Rend, despite there being no evidence against him.
Despite his lack of a security clearance, Gorka has served as a prominent Trump surrogate on cable news, accusing critics of promoting "fake news" and touting that with Trump's election, "there's a new sheriff in town".