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Mike Allen Aug 26
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Gorka to Trump: 'Crucial element of your campaign has been lost'

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From the departure letter to President Trump by Seb Gorka, a Deputy Assistant to the President with no known responsibilities besides blasting "fake news" in Trump-pleasing cable TV hits:

"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. This was made patently obvious as I read the text of your speech on Afghanistan this week ... The fact that those who drafted and approved the speech removed any mention of Radical Islam or radical Islamic terrorism proves that a crucial element of your presidential campaign has been lost."

A great line from Axios' Jonathan Swan: "Trump raved about Gorka's performances, telling colleagues he had no idea what Gorka actually did but loved him on TV."