Trump’s Nazi foreign policy adviser is a sworn Nazi, says Nazi group
National security adviser and owner of the world’s worst goatee Sebastian Gorka is the latest Breitbart employee-cum-Trump aide who has been leveled with accusations of anti-Semitism. A report from The Forward has leaders of Vitézi Renzi, a far-right Hungarian group of Nazi sympathizers, confirming that Gorka swore a lifetime loyalty oath to their organization. The U.S. State Department has listed the group as existing “under the direction of the Nazi Government of Germany” during World War II.
If Gorka is a formal member of this group, then that jeopardizes his immigration status as members are “presumed to be inadmissible” to the U.S. under the guidelines set by the Immigration and Nationality Act. Failing to disclose such an affiliation on immigration forms is particularly frowned upon. Gorka was born in London to parents who fled Hungary but ended up moving to Hungary in 1992. He came to the United States in 2002 and is now a naturalized citizen.
From The Forward:
The elite order, known as the Vitézi Rend, was established as a loyalist group by Admiral Miklos Horthy, who ruled Hungary as a staunch nationalist from 1920 to October 1944. A self-confessed anti-Semite, Horthy imposed restrictive Jewish laws prior to World War II and collaborated with Hitler during the conflict. His cooperation with the Nazi regime included the deportation of hundreds of thousands of Jews into Nazi hands.
The elite order was banned under Hungary’s communist regime, which fell in 1989, but two groups carry on the organization’s legacy. Gorka is believed to be a part of Historical Vitézi Rend.
Gorka caught heat in February when The Forward noticed that Gorka wears a medal representing Vitézi Rend. Gorka defended the medal by claiming he wore it to honor his father’s struggle against communist rule in Hungary. “In 1979, my father was awarded a decoration for his resistance to dictatorship,” said Gorka, “and although he passed away 14 years ago I wear that medal in remembrance of what my family went through and what it represents to me as an American.”
Gorda’s response to the report that he pledged lifelong allegiance to the anti-Semitic order is less verbose. “Send a request to White House press,” he told BuzzFeed News when approached for comment.
That’s not a denial.