Concha pointed out that Gorka was pushing back at CNN's assertion that the White House has a "bunker mentality" and listed numerous appearances including President Trump's press conference in France, his interviews with Reuters and CBN, Sarah Huckabee Sanders's press briefings, and the several TV appearances made by Gorka and Jay Sekulow, a member of Trump's legal team, to debunk the "bunker mentality" claim.
The Trump administration wants to give collaboration and cooperation with Russia a chance, and this is the reason why it is considering to return the Russian diplomatic compounds that were seized by the previous Obama government past year, a presidential aide has said.
Gorka went on about how Trump had "pressed and pressed" Russian President Vladimir Putin about election meddling during their meeting last week, before coming to the conclusion that it's time to just drop it.
"Last year the Barack Obama administration seized the diplomatic compound in Maryland and NY of the Russians because they were being used for intelligence-related purposes", Tapper began.
"Do we wish to escalate matters with Russian Federation?" "The fact is we may not share the same philosophy".
"People are dying in Syria, that's why, Jake", Gorka said. He looks at the world as it is, not as we wish it to be.More news: Homes evacuated after depression forms in Land O'Lakes neighborhood
"I believe that it is just shameful for such a great country as the United States, which champions global law, to leave the situation in suspension", Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said this week, calling the unresolved situation with the Russian diplomatic property in the U.S. "just outrageous".
Tapper pressed the point, asking Gorka: "You don't think it's weak at all to let Russian Federation go after having interfered in the 2016 election with no punishment at all?"
"We're winning", Gorka told Ruhle, adding that from the Southern border to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation to Warsaw to the economy, "we're crushing it". "I'm asking about Russian Federation", he said.
He said Trump had to move on to address other issues, like ongoing fighting in Syria.
Cooper: "I'm just going to ignore the insults because I really don't think they get us anywhere".
Echoing comments from Trump himself, Gorka contended that moving on would strengthen United States security.
The Hill's media analyst (and Mediaite alum) Joe Concha was asked to weigh in on Gorka's recent clashes on CNN.