President Trump’s deputy assistant, Sebastian Gorka, developed close ties to far-right and anti-Semitic groups in Hungary, according to an investigation by The Forward. When Gorka, 46, was caught wearing a medal associated with a Nazi collaborationist regime, he told Breitbart News that he wears it to “remind myself of where I came from, what my parents suffered under both the Nazis and the Communists, and to help me in my work today.”
The Forward’s investigation, however, appears to undermine that claim. According to the Jewish-American publication, Gorka from 2002 to 2007 worked with openly racist and anti-Semitic groups, as well as public figures who hold such views. He reportedly co-founded a political party with prominent members of Jobbik, a Hungarian far-right nationalist party with a long history of anti-Semitism. He also allegedly published articles in a racist newspaper and was seen at events with some of the country’s most extreme-right leaders. Read more at THE FORWARD.