A senior Trump aide is saying that the almost daily outpouring of supposed leaked White House stories bears “no resemblance to reality.”
Sebastian Gorka, 46, Trump’s deputy assistant and a former Breitbart national security editor, said in an interview with The Hill: “I come in early in the morning at 7 o’clock, open the newspaper, and often I read stories that talk about events where I was in the room the day before — decisions being made, policy questions — and the story bears almost no resemblance to reality.”
Gorka followed that statement with: “Sometimes it’s 180 degrees out of whack. I have to say, maybe 80 percent of reportage of the White House is just fallacious.”
According to the daily barrage of mainstream media reports, you would think the Trump administration is in a constant state of turmoil.
The New York Times published an article recently, citing “sources” unnamed, about Trump aides “conferring in the dark because they cannot figure out how to operate the light switches in the Cabinet Room.”
The article also stated that Trump will watch “television in his bathrobe” at night. Although the president refuted the story as “total fiction,” The New York Times refused to back down.
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Out of an abundance of caution, in case actual information was leaked from the White House, press secretary Sean Spicer said an internal investigation was launched: “We’re looking into the situation, yes, and it’s very concerning. We’re trying to conduct serious business on behalf of the country.”
Sebastian Gorka has a sound theory as to where the White House leaks may be coming from and blames them on the process of transition and not infighting.
Gorka stated, “We have to understand that this is a giant organization. Under the Obama White House, the National Security Council bloomed to 420 people. Eisenhower had 25, think about that — Reagan had 75. Obama had 420, and a lot of those people are still here. We have legacy individuals who are helping in the handover. Unfortunately, it seems that some of them are politically inclined and don’t really accept a new commander in chief.”
Another major contributing factor for the nonstop bombardment of rumors and stories “according to unnamed sources” created by the mainstream media is, according to Gorka, that the media still hasn’t learned from the mistakes they made during the campaign.
Gorka postulated, saying, “I think that the bulk of media didn’t really understand what happened on Nov. 8 when Trump was elected to be president, and they haven’t learned the lessons if you look at approval [polls] of the media. They’re appalling in general.”
Gorka is speaking about a recent Gallup poll that stated only 32 percent of those polled said they trusted the press.
“That really tells you there’s general disenchantment with media, the plethora of articles with multiple unnamed sources, that’s easy to write,” he concluded.
H/T: The Hill
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