US President Donald Trump national security adviser Sebastian Gorka is latest to leave White House job

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Donald Trump’s national security adviser has left the White House.

Sebastian Gorka is the latest US official to leave the president’s team of staff in recent month after a string of high-profile departures from the US President’s top aides.

It comes less than a week after Steve Bannon, former chief strategist, was dismissed.

Mr Gorka said on Friday that he had resigned from his position, although an official for the White House said he did not quit but “no longer works at the White House”.

Former editor of the conservative Breitbart News website Mr Gorka joined President Trump’s team in January 2017 before rumours began mounting of his departure in May.

Controversial former aide ​Mr Gorka declined to discuss the reasons he left the White House, but pointed toward excerpts from his resignation letter that were posted Friday evening by The Federalist website. 

In the letter Mr Gorka said “the individuals who most embodied and represented the policies that will `Make America Great Again,’ have been internally countered, systematically removed, or undermined in recent months.” 

He criticised Trump’s recent speech on Afghanistan, writing: “The fact that those who drafted and approved the speech removed any mention of radical Islam or radical Islamic terrorism proves that a crucial element of your presidential campaign has been lost.” 

He added: “The best and most effective way I can support you, Mr President, is from outside the People’s House.” 

Among President Trump’s other former staff who left the White House is former Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci, former press secretary Sean Spicer and ex-chief of staff Reince Priebus.

Additional reporting by Associated Press.

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