CNN contributor and White House reporter for 'Playboy' magazine Brian Karem joked that attendees for President Trump's Social Media Summit are "eager for demonic possession." Former Trump White House aide Sebastian Gorka stormed out of the seating area to confront the reporter, calling him a "punk." People in the seating area -- including pro-Trump singer-songwriter Joy Villa -- starting cheering "Gorka! Gorka! Gorka!" and one person warned Karem that Gorka could "kick your punk ass."
President Trump weighed in on the kerfuffle Friday morning on Twitter and declared Gorka the winner.
@SebGorka Wins Big, No Contest!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2019
"Why don't you come over and talk to me, brother? We can go outside and we'll talk about it," Karem said.
"You're threatening me in the White House? In the Rose Garden? You're a punk! You're not a journalist, you're a punk!" Gorka responded.
Gorka also told Steve Herman of Voice of America that he is an "asshat."
After the @POTUS statement, I queried @SebGorka (former deputy assistant to @POTUS) in the @WhiteHouse Rose Garden about why he blocks so many journalists (including me) on Twitter, despite insisting that people on social media shouldn't be blocked. Here's what happened. pic.twitter.com/ujpztNDncb— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) July 11, 2019
'The Daily Mail' reports the U.S. Secret Service stopped a "full-on brawl" from happening in the White House Rose Garden.
Yikes. @Acosta tweeted out a video implying that @SebGorka verbally attacked a journalist, but left out the part showing the journalist threatening to physically attack Gorka first. pic.twitter.com/wBYnUthzfF— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) July 12, 2019
WLTX-TV: Singer Joy Villa confronted several members of the media over fake news moments after a Rose Garden news conference by President Donald Trump on July 11, 2019. It began when Sebastian Gorka had an exchange of words with one of the reporters, who Gorka said made a threat against him:
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