By Robert Donachie, DCNF
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and former White House counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka reportedly assisted with writing President Donald Trump’s address to the United Nations, Gorka told Newsweek Thursday.
The two former presidential advisers helped write Trump’s speech shortly before their exit from the White House in August.
“The individual who wrote that speech—and it’s not the person they normally say it is—came to Steve and myself and sat in Steve’s office with me before we left the White House and we consulted with him on what that speech should be about,” Gorka told reporters.
The New York Times reported Monday that White House policy adviser Stephen Miller wrote the president’s U.N. speech, which casts some doubt on Gorka’s statement.
Trump gave an impassioned speech at the U.N., hitting on many of the policies that helped him secure the White House in 2016, like nationalism and a commitment to fighting “rogue regimes” around the globe.
“As President of the United States, I will always put America first,” Trump said.
“History is asking us whether we are up to the task,” Trump said. “Our answer will be a renewal of will, a rediscovery of resolve, and a rebirth of devotion. We need to defeat the enemies of humanity and unlock the potential of life itself. Our hope is a word and world of proud, independent nations that embrace their duties, seek friendship, respect others, and make common cause in the greatest shared interest of all, a future of dignity and peace for the people of this wonderful earth.”
Gorka is reportedly happy with how the speech turned out, and was elated that his suggestions were taken into account.
“He kept his word, he got the text past the swamp dwellers and it was classic Trump, it was classic ‘MAGA’ agenda,” Gorka told Newsweek. “Everything in there was classic Donald Trump, from calling out evil, from challenging the multilateral globalism that the U.N. has become. Not even declaring communism a threat, but also talking about the disaster that is the socialism and what it’s caused in Venezuela. That was Donald Trump.”
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