Trump Celebrates Sebastian Gorka’s ‘Big’ Win After Scuffle In Rose Garden

Playboy magazine contributor Brian Karem (L) and former Trump deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka (2ndL) argue after the US president delivered remarks on citizenship and the census at the White House in Washington, DC,... Playboy magazine contributor Brian Karem (L) and former Trump deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka (2ndL) argue after the US president delivered remarks on citizenship and the census at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 11, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 12, 2019 9:38 a.m.

President Trump on Friday celebrated his former aide Sebastian Gorka getting into a shouting match with journalists a day earlier in the White House’s Rose Garden.

“@SebGorka Wins Big, No Contest!” Trump tweeted, putting his own headline on the event.

Gorka, a conservative commentator who briefly served in the White House as an adviser, got into a shouting match with Playboy reporter Brian Karem after Trump held a press conference.

The scene devolved into near-chaos after Gorka called Kemp a “punk.” For a moment, it looked like the altercation could turn physical. One of Gorka’s cronies came to his aid by shouting insults of his own.

The brouhaha broke out after Trump appeared in the Rose Garden to announce he was dropping his effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Instead, he will seek to count non-citizens living in the U.S. by other means.

Gorka and other right-wing influencers found themselves in the Rose Garden after attending Trump’s social media summit earlier in the day, which focused on the conspiracy theory that tech platforms are unfairly biased against conservatives.

Gorka spoke about his disdain for certain journalists after the dust-up and explained why he blocks 16,000 people.

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