Sebastian Gorka, President Trump’s top counterterrorism aide, stormed out of a panel discussion on cybersecurity and “fake news” at Georgetown University on Monday after some students silently protested him and others asked him pointed questions.
Gorka, a former adjunct professor at Georgetown, has come under heavy criticism in recent months for his longstanding ties to the far-right and formerly Nazi-allied Hungarian group Vitézi Rend.
“Every single person holding a placard challenging my parents and myself, I challenge you to go away…find one sentence I wrote that is anti-Semitic or anti-Israel,” he told the crowd, adding that they were the victims of “fake news.”
Gorka also refused to answer a student’s question as to whether he spoke Arabic, which presumably would be a prerequisite for a counterterrorism advisor.
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After five pointed questions from students, and with 20 scheduled minutes to go in the discussion, Gorka abruptly left the room, stating that other panelists ought to be heard.