Gorka: Tillerson Comments Taken Out of Context

Newsmax | 8/10/2017 | Staff
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Deputy assistant to the president Sebastian Gorka pushed back on a report Thursday afternoon that seemed to suggest he was admonishing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for discussing military matters.

"I never said that – that's fake news 101," Gorka said during an appearance on Fox News. "I have the audio."

Gorka - Comments - BBC - Radio - Program

Gorka was referring to comments he made during a BBC Radio program, which, according to The Hill, included this soundbite:

"You should listen to the president. The idea that Secretary Tillerson is going to discuss military matters is simply nonsensical."

Department - State - Spokesperson - Heather - Nauert

The Department of State later weighed in, with spokesperson Heather Nauert defending her boss as America's top diplomat.

"He's a Cabinet secretary," Nauert said, noting she had not yet heard or read Gorka's remarks herself. "He's the fourth in...
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