Stuart Seldowitz Video leaked viral of Ex-Obama Adviser & Diplomat Goes Viral
Stuart Seldowitz, a former adviser in President Barack Obama’s White House and a senior national security official, is now at the center of controversy after a viral video surfaced, capturing him making racist comments about Muslims and Egyptians to a halal cart vendor in New York City.
The video, initially shared by an X user named Layla on November 21, 2023, shows Seldowitz berating and harassing the vendor near 83rd and 2nd Ave in NYC. The disturbing footage quickly gained attention, prompting Layla to seek help in identifying the individual for reporting to authorities.
A second video has emerged, revealing Seldowitz stating, “If we killed 4,000 Palestinian kids, it wasn’t enough.” As users on X identified Seldowitz as the man in the video, Gotham Government Relations swiftly distanced itself from him, announcing on November 21, 2023, that they have severed all ties with him due to his actions.
Gotham, in a statement on X, condemned Seldowitz’s behavior, describing it as “vile, racist, and beneath the dignity of the standards we practice at our firm.” Previously recognized as the “former Director of the National Security Council under President Obama” and a diplomat for the U.S. State Department, Seldowitz held the position of “Foreign Affairs Chair” at Gotham until the recent incident.
Federal records reveal Seldowitz as a repeated donor to President Joe Biden, and public records indicate he is a New York resident. Gotham’s response came after a user threatened to inform each of the company’s clients about the video unless they fired Seldowitz, referring to him as a “racist Islamophobe.” The fallout from the videos has led to a public denouncement and severed ties between Seldowitz and Gotham Government Relations.