Fox News Parts Ways With Fmr Trump Aide
The Wrap's Jon Levine reports:
Details about his departure — including when and why the split happened — remain unclear, with the network declining to offer any additional information. Gorka did not immediately respond to request for comment.
Once an editor at Breitbart, Gorka rose to prominence with the election of Donald Trump, becoming a special assistant to the president in 2017. His combative media appearances made him a household name and earned him special favor with Trump — who is notorious for monitoring cable news coverage of himself.
After leaving the White House, Gorka was signed as a Fox News contributor in November 2017 with the formal title of “national security strategist.”
“Welcome to the Fox family,” primetime host Sean Hannity told Gorka on set when first announcing the news. “You’re a true patriot hero and an amazing, amazing political analyst and strategic analyst. Thank you for being with us and we’re so happy for your success.”
Following his departure from the administration, Gorka further improved his brand among grassroots conservatives, most recently with a well-received speech at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference.
Gorka's speech focused on the ever-present dangers of communism and the evolving geopolitical challenges posed by Russia and China.