Over the weekend, Recoil—”the ultimate firearms destination for the gun lifestyle”—interviewed former White House adviser Seb Gorka for a feature about his love of guns and his time serving President Donald Trump.
It is… amazing.
Not only did they misstate the number of pistols Gorka carries every day (it’s only one!), the site compares Trump winning to a movie about Russia invading the United States. Which is maybe a metaphor you want to, you know, shy away from these days.
For Gorka, a European-born counterterrorism expert, November 8 was like a scene from Red Dawn. The MAGA team was a scrappy bunch of insurgents who won despite overwhelming odds.
“A rank outsider that nobody took seriously,” said Gorka, “destroyed 16 establishment candidates and, against everybody’s expectations, beat a woman who’d spent at least $700 million for a position she thought was owed to her.”
But, by August, 2017, the elation dimmed as the tide turned against the MAGA Wolverines and their efforts to reform American politics. “A lot of good guys were fired from the National Security Council,” said Gorka, “Steve [Bannon] eventually decided to leave, and after the Afghan speech the President was given had no mention of radical Islamic terrorism, I decided the best way to support the president would be from the outside.
But it is the pictures of a heavily armed Gorka that the internet couldn’t get enough of.
Gangstaaaaaaaaaaasss… what's up guys? pic.twitter.com/2nTxnlunAg— zeddy (@Zeddary) November 25, 2017
Gorka's a poser— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) November 25, 2017
whenever I leave my freedom hole I carry:
12 handguns and pictures of me lovingly kissing each one
2 nostril cannons
1 red hot iron poker to immediately cauterize wounds
Wayne LaPierre himself pic.twitter.com/peVV28k5bf
Seb Gorka is like if Dwight Schrute sustained a massive head injury and got lost during a tour of the White House, also Dwight is a Nazi in this scenario.— ErinEph (@ErinEph) November 26, 2017
we know Gorka is a fake PhD and a fake nat sec analyst, so it makes sense he's also a fake special agent. https://t.co/xKf9dokH4w— Alex Kotch (@alexkotch) November 25, 2017
Seb Gorka starter pack. pic.twitter.com/ucDqk5x66f— matthew t. warax (@iAmTheWarax) November 27, 2017
The tourniquet is for when he accidentally shoots himself. https://t.co/PJ76yC9Y6L— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) November 25, 2017
Gorka, meanwhile, called the people reacting to his online celebrity ‘beta-males’
You can read it here. And you should.