Sebastian Gorka Interview On Radio 4's Today Programme Prompts Disbelief

Cheryl Sanders
August 12, 2017

Far from reassuring everyone the world isn't hurtling towards nuclear destruction, the interview with President Trump's Deputy Assistant instead instilled a foreboding sense of doom amongst listeners.

North Korea has announced a detailed plan to launch a salvo of ballistic missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, a major military hub and home to U.S. bombers.

When confronted with these comments hours later on Fox News, Gorka denied having ever described Tillerson's comments as "nonsensical", claiming he "never said that" and attacked the media for reporting his direct quote, calling it "fake news 101".

"I was admonishing the journalist or the fake news complex that are forcing our chief diplomat into a position where they're demanding he makes the military case for action when that is not the mandate of the secretary of state", Gorka added. "Our policy across the administration is the same", she said. "While force remains on the table, this path where the global community increases pressure on North Korea must be tried first", said Soderberg.

Sebastian Gorka is back again, this time gracing the airwaves on Radio 4′s Today programme where he spoke in his characteristic baritone about the ongoing North Korea crisis.

"It is the job of Secretary Mattis, the Secretary of Defense, to talk about the military options. We never do. I don't talk about it", Trump told reporters when asked about a preemptive strike.

"President Donald Trump's matching rhetoric with an erratic, unstable dictator like North Korea's Kim Jong Un is extremely unsafe and recklessly escalates this grave situation", she said on Wednesday.

"Americans should sleep well - have no concerns about this particular rhetoric of the last few days", Tillerson said in response to the question about Trump's "fire and fury" comments.

Gordon Humphrey, a longtime critic of Trump, said in a letter, "Donald Trump is seriously sick". "I think that's why the rhetoric coming out of Pyongyang is beginning to become louder and more threatening". "Instead, the United States must face down this threat by leading with a firm, thoughtful strategy that unifies the global community and engages China against North Korea's unacceptable aggression". "He's a cabinet secretary, he's fourth in line to the presidency, he carries a big stick". What do you think about these latest comments from Gorka? He says Tillerson was stepping beyond his administration role as the nation's top diplomat.

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