On Wednesday’s Full Frontal, Samantha Bee introduced her audience to President Trump’s top counterterrorism expert, Sebastian v. Gorka. On the campaign trail, Trump frequently said he had the “best people” working for him, but Bee wondered in her opening segment where all those “best people” are now that he’s in the White House.
“So who is Sebastian v. Gorka, and how the heck did he get promoted from Breitbart panic blogger to presidential national security adviser?” Bee asked. Well, the British-born commentator recently received a doctorate from a Hungarian university, but that’s about all he’s done in the academic world.
“I am not a counterterrorism expert, but people who are think Gorka is full of shit,” Bee said. “It turns out Dr. Gorka has published as many papers in peer-reviewed academic journals as Doctor McStuffins: Zero.”
“Trump’s ISIS expert has never lived in a Muslim-majority country,” Bee remarked. “He doesn’t read or speak Arabic,” she noted. “For his thesis, Gorka read the Quran in English, and some secondary sources, and watched Charlie Wilson’s War, which makes you an authority on Islam in much the way that watching a Chinese bootleg of Rogue One makes you an astronaut.”