Dr. Sebastian Gorka, President Trump’s deputy assistant and former Breitbart News National Security editor, called into Tuesday’s Breitbart News Daily from the White House to preview President Trump’s address to Congress.
“It’s never wise to steal your boss’ thunder, but you can be sure he’s not going to be talking about – in the details, in the weeds of executive orders, and other issues like that,” Gorka told SiriusXM host Alex Marlow. “It’s going to be a strategic vision, based upon an assessment of what we inherited, which really is a world on fire wherever you look.”
He said the address would also outline “what we’ve achieved in the last six weeks – which I think, being inside the machine, it feels like six months, not six weeks.”
“And then, the vision of what we’re going to do in the future. Those are the building blocks. Like everybody else, I’m going to have to wait for the actual delivery tonight,” he said.
Marlow expected there would be plenty of President Trump “trolling” from the Democrats, including their plan to bring some illegal aliens to the event as their guests, as well as celebrities like actress Meryl Streep, known for arguing with the president on Twitter. Trump, in turn, has invited the widows of two law enforcement officers who were killed by illegal aliens.
“Here you have to compare the one-upmanship of superficial, kind of showy actions, vice what we’re doing,” said Gorka. “It’s always about the actual interest. It’s not about the feel-good. I think this is where we have the largest disparity between those who voted for Donald Trump to secure America, and those who really don’t wish to internalize what happened on November the 8th.”
“On the one hand it’s the feel-good. You remember what Clinton’s speech behind closed doors said, that the Western hemisphere, the whole of the American continent, there should be no borders there should be freedom of movement,” Gorka recalled from the 2016 campaign. “Why is that the case? Because theoretically it makes you feel good? We’re not about feel good. We’re about what the president said on Friday at CPAC: America first, and Americans first.”
“And if the word ‘America’ is to have any content – if it is actually to refer to a reality we live in – then borders, migration, these are real issues that have to be fixed,” he added. “It’s not about necessarily who we’re going to bring into the building. It’s what they represent, how they’ve suffered, and how their suffering is a direct result of failed policies, Alex.”
On the matter of President Trump’s plan to defeat global jihad, Gorka said, “Unlike other administrations, we’re not going to give our game plan away in advance.”
“But Sweden is an incredibly important topic. Look at what has happened since the president made that comment at his rally,” he continued, referring to Trump’s commentary on the violence and disorder resulting from excessive migration. “We now know there is an issue. Many people are trying to hide it. The mainstream media really, really doesn’t want to talk about it. Why? If you look at Sweden, if you look at what’s occurred in France, Germany, the UK, all of that put together is more than enough justification to explain, for example, our executive order on migration and refugee status.”
“This is all you need to know. Good counterterrorism – that’s my field, counterterrorism – is never reactive,” he explained. “It’s not about chasing the horses after they’ve bolted from the stable. It’s about preventative measures, and the executive order, as one example of what we’ve done, is about stopping things that we are seeing occurring in Sweden, Germany, France, and elsewhere occurring in America. It’s really that simple, Alex.”
Marlow compared the two approaches outlined by Gorka to a doctor merely treating the pain from a medical condition, rather than treating the condition itself, or taking preventive measures to prevent a severe condition from developing.
“We need preventative care when it comes to making America safe, and yet it’s not taken seriously – because the people on the Left, people in Hollywood, they focus on, for example, one person detained for 36 hours at an airport. We’re supposed to compromise America’s national security because of that one thing,” Marlow said.
“Look, I’m not going to try to go to the speechwriters right now and try to add anything to the speech, but by your leave, I think for the next State of the Union, that analogy is incredibly sound,” Gorka responded. “We are not here to dole out painkillers. We are here to make sure that you are healthy – as a nation, as a citizen, that you are safe.”
“I’ll take that analogy one step further, Alex. It’s not about just making sure you get the right treatment. What we’ve had for the last eight years is a denial that anybody’s sick. When you say, ‘There is no such thing as jihadism. It’s all about unemployment, lack of education.’ When you misdiagnose the ailment, there is no way you can cure it,” he added.
“So I’m going to take that analogy, and I’m going to run with it, and maybe we’ll use it next time, but it’s a fabulous one. Thank you,” said Gorka.
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