Former Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka on Monday published an editorial in The Hill in which he tried to discredit Michael Wolff, the author of the bestselling book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
However, Gorka seems to have inadvertently undermined President Donald Trump’s claim that Wolff was not given wide access to the White House to report on his book.
“When I met Michael Wolff in Reince Priebus’ office, where he was waiting to talk to Steve Bannon, and after I had been told to also speak to him for his book, my attitude was polite but firm: ‘Thanks but no thanks,'” writes Gorka. “Our brief encounter reinforced my gut feeling that this oleaginous scribe had no interest in being fair and unbiased.”
This statement contradicts Trump’s insistence last week that he “authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book.” After all, if Trump had turned down Wolff’s request to report from the White House multiple times, why would Gorka have been instructed to talk with Wolff — and why would Wolff have been allowed to hang out in former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus’ office?
The internet erupted in mockery at Gorka unwittingly confirming Wolff’s own account of how he got access to the White House, while simultaneously kneecapping his former boss.
Check out the top reactions below.
LOL Gorka is just mad because he was mentioned exactly once, something actually I noted in real-time while reading the book. pic.twitter.com/Wf3ysc7gxP
— Hannah Höchocinco (@MsAvignon) January 8, 2018
Lol Gorka tries to discredit Wolff by placing him in the West Wing with full cooperation of the President and the two senior-most White House officials.
You had one job, dude. pic.twitter.com/xoj3GRBtaE
— Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson) January 8, 2018
Considering the size of Gorka’s Head he isn’t very smart. Unlike The Stable Genius. https://t.co/zmI0QBKQUF
— 🎏Locust Abortion Technician (@soakedinLSD) January 8, 2018
AHAHAHAHAHAHA Gorka never disappoints https://t.co/Loy8GiqORE
— An Absolute Shower (@Jolly_Good_Show) January 8, 2018
I assure you, Mr. Wolff, the true STABLE GENIUS in the White House was I, GORKA~! https://t.co/0rLDwkhkJK
— James (@Battlehork) January 8, 2018
I know many have too soon declared the death of irony. But Sebastian Gorka just called *somebody else* a “partisan self-promoter with credibility issues.” So it’s dead now, right?
— Jonathan Marks (@marksjo1) January 8, 2018
@SebGorka LOL…You just confirmed that Wolff had access to literally everyone in the White House! 😂😂😂
— James Smith (@jymbo916) January 8, 2018
Gorka is Fredo. They’re ALL Fredo.
Not a Michael in sight. https://t.co/RoFwS79E34
— Eli Clifton (@EliClifton) January 8, 2018
Gorka references Wolff’s quote on “page 10” but disavows having bought or read it. 😂 The incompetence is staggering.
— Elena Dozortsev (@NYCEllieD) January 8, 2018
14 dimensional chess, pah, do not insult gorka’s intelligence in such a way
he’s playing 249 dimensional aquatic table tennis
— 🌈sovietblobfish🌈 (@sovietblobfish) January 8, 2018