A former Trump aide is being mocked for advertising 'fish oil' pills

A former Trump aide is being mocked for advertising 'fish oil' pills

Donald Trump's former deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka has become the latest alt-right internet celebrity to find himself a lucrative sideline shifting pills and vitamin supplements.

The likes of InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, ex-NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch and Ben Shapiro have all lent their names to questionable nutritional aids in recent years, joining a fine tradition of American hucksterism that traces its origins at least as far back as the snake oil nerve tonics hawked at Midwestern sideshows in the 19th century.

Clearly growing weary of brawling in the White House Rose Garden and falling victim to prank callers on his radio show, Gorka evidently fancies a slice of the action and has signed up as a spokesman for Relief Factor, a health and wellness company that sells an over-the-counter pain medication whose main ingredient is fish oil.

In a newly released advert for the product, "Dr" Gorka introduces himself and says:

First of all, let me say I have never before endorsed a pain reliever, but when Pete and Seth Talbott, the father and son owners of Relief Factor, asked me to endorse their 100 per cent drug free product, I absolutely couldn’t say no.

Of course, I only said yes because after years of my personal lower back pain, I am now pain free.

The product is yours for a whopping $19.95 (plus postage).

He has, of course, been roundly mocked in Washington by political adversaries enjoying his fall from (relative) grace and by many others further afield as well.

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