Shocking Report: Top Trump Advisor Swore Loyalty Oath To Literal Nazis

Shocking Report: Top Trump Advisor Swore Loyalty Oath To Literal Nazis

It’s come to light that ANOTHER Trump adviser is a fan of fascism. Trump seems to be racking up a number of them, what with Steve Bannon and others of the Trump Cabinet heavily invested in this cruel ideology. You can now add Trump’s top counter-terrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka to that ugly little cesspool. Writing for Slate,  columnist Michelle Goldberg ferreted out this information: a photo of the London-born Gorka, whose parents were Hungarian, in a black, braided jacket that is the traditional garb of the Hungarian far-right. A medal pinned on the jacket is also closely linked to Hungarian Nazi collaborators, Goldberg writes.

Gorka has fascist ties, just like other members of the Trump Team

But the news gets even worse than that. The Jewish newspaper, Forward discovered that Gorka wrote for newspapers that were openly anti-Semitic and worked closely with anti-Semitic politicians.

And the Nazi-affiliated group Vitézi Rend claims Gorka is a lifelong member of the organization, Forward notes here. This organization is classified by the State Department as having been “under the direction of the Nazi government of Germany,” during World War II. As such, members are “presumed to be inadmissible” to the U.S. as part of the Immigration and Nationality Act and are supposed to disclose their membership on immigration applications, Goldberg writes.

Two members of the Vitézi Rend have informed the magazine that Gorka is a full member. As a “solemn initiation rite,” members of the group add a lowercase “v” as a middle initial. And there are several records that show Gorka spelling his name as “Sebastian L. v. Gorka. This even includes his 2008 doctoral dissertation, as well as in testimony in front of the House Armed Services Committee back in 2011. Gorka didn’t respond to Forward’s requests for comment, and reports that he obfuscated when a BuzzFeed reporter contacted him, saying “Send a request to White House press.”

The reporters, Talal Anzari and Lissandra Villa write that Captain Gyula Soltesz, a current leader in the organization told BuzzFeed Gorka is indeed a life long member.

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But Gorka denies he’s ever been a member, telling Tablet magazine:

“I have never been a member of the Vitez Rend. I have never taken an oath of loyalty to the Vitez Rend.”

And The Forward contends that if these allegations are true, and Gorka didn’t disclose this information before becoming a citizen in 2012, it may pose serious ramifications for his immigration status.

The Forward reported:

“The State Department Foreign Affairs Manual specifies that members of the Vitezi Rend ‘are presumed to be inadmissible’ to the country under the Immigration and Nationality Act.”

But something like this shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to anyone following the Trump administration, which is well-stocked with anti-Semites, Islamophobes and racists. Trump seems to attract these people like flies.

Whatever happens next, this sends a clear message to Jewish people and anti-Semites. This will serve as a message for empowerment for anti-Semites who will do what they can to create damage.

Shameful. Didn’t people learn anything from the lessons of World War II?

 

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Megan was born and raised in Ventura, California. She has since lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Pacific Northwest, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Mexico, and Costa Rica. While she has always been a liberal, her travels have informed her politics. She has worked for more than 25 years as a professional journalist writing about crime, the police, local politics, feature stories, environmental issues and a variety of other topics. She now writes for Reverb Press.Megan supports Black Lives Matter and fights against racism, sexism, the corporatocracy, climate change deniers and others who continue to destroy the planet.