Trump aide Sebastian Gorka resigns from White House

President Trump’s adviser Sebastian Gorka has resigned because his political rivals were “ascendant within the White House” according to a report.

The controversial aide is leaving his post as deputy assistant to the President, and made reference to the departure of fellow Breitbart News alum Steve Bannon, according to The Federalist.

“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,” Gorka reportedly said in a letter to Trump.

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Sebastian Gorka, member of the national security advisory staff of the United States, was present for he Medal of Honor ceremony for former Specialist Five James C. McCloughan, U.S. Army in the East Room of the White House, on Monday, July 31, 2017.

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White House Deputy Assistant To The President Sebastian Gorka speaks as he is interviewed by Fox News remotely from the White House June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Gorka discussed American Otto Warmbier's death after his return from North Korean detention.

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Sebastian Gorka, Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump, is interviewd outsside of the West Wing Portico (North Lawn) of the White House, on Friday, June 9, 2017.

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Deputy assistant to President Trump Sebastian Gorka participates in a discussion during the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 24, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. Hosted by the American Conservative Union, CPAC is an annual gathering of right wing politicians, commentators and their supporters.

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Sean Hannity, Sebastian Gorka during the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 23, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. Hosted by the American Conservative Union, CPAC is an annual gathering of right wing politicians, commentators and their supporters.

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White House Deputy Assistant To The President Sebastian Gorka speaks as he is interviewed by Fox News remotely from the White House June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Gorka discussed American Otto Warmbier's death after his return from North Korean detention.

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Sean Hannity, Sebastian Gorka during the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 23, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. Hosted by the American Conservative Union, CPAC is an annual gathering of right wing politicians, commentators and their supporters.

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Former deputy assistant to the U.S. president, Sebastian Gorka, delivers remarks during the Value Voters Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, U.S., October 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert
Former deputy assistant to the U.S. president, Sebastian Gorka, delivers remarks during the Value Voters Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, U.S., October 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert
Former deputy assistant to the U.S. president, Sebastian Gorka, delivers remarks during the Value Voters Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, U.S., October 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert
Ex-Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka (L) and former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin stand with Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker (R) as they campaign for U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore at the Historic Union Station Train Shed in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S., September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Tami Chappell
Ex-Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka (L) campaigns for U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore, with his wife Kayla Moore (R), at the Historic Union Station Train Shed in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Tami Chappell
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He added that “given recent events, it is clear to me that forces that do not support the MAGA promise are – for now – ascendant within the White House,” he said.

Many had suspected that Gorka would be the next person thrown from the whirlwind of the White House after the departure of Bannon, who he previously worked for as national security editor at Breitbart.

News of Bannon's departure came last week, as the Trump administration reeled from the President's tepid response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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