In a brief interview before the scuffle, Gorka referred to reporters as “asshats.”
It was a fracas at the White House!
President Trump’s Social Media Summit on Thursday almost descended into a brawl when Sebastian Gorka got into a brief shouting match with a White House reporter in the Rose Garden.
Gorka, a former adviser to Trump, was sitting near the front row with several social media provocateurs during Trump’s announcement about the census while the White House press corps was forced to the back of the garden.
After Trump’s speech, one of the attendees sarcastically told Playboy correspondent Brian Karem, who was with the White House press corps, “don’t be sad.”
Karem responded, telling the attendees of the Social Media Summit that they are people “eager for demonic possession,” video of the incident shows.
Gorka then shouted at Karem: “And you’re a journalist, right?”
“Come on over here and talk to me, brother. Or we can go outside and have a long conversation,” Karem responded, the video shows.
Gorka then walked up to Karem and shouted at him, “You’re not a journalist. You’re a punk!” the video shows.
Gorka walked away after the brief dust up, the video shows.
Several of the attendees, including Joy Villa, repeatedly chanted “Gorka!” as he left.
The person filming the scuffle then shouted at Karem: “Hey just for the record, he’d kick your punk a–.”
Another attendee of the social media summit, Mark Dice, a right-wing pundit, also shouted at CNN’s Jim Acosta as he walked by the press corps.