It seems that the mark of Trump’s presidency has been the number of people who have been fired or have resigned under him. According to a report just six days ago, that number was up to 20 administration officials. It is far from over though as Trump has sent another one of his staff packing.
On Monday, the president fired his personal assistant, John McEntee. According to The Wall Street Journal:
‘President Donald Trump’s personal assistant, John McEntee, was escorted out of the White House on Monday, two senior administration officials said. The cause of the firing was an unspecified security issue, said a third White House official with knowledge of the situation.’
McEntee wasn’t even allowed to gather his belongings before exiting the premises.
On Tuesday, though, the White House had announced that McEntee was joining the campaign as a senior adviser. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was pressed about the issue, but said:
‘We don’t comment on personnel issues.’
Regarding McEntee’s exit, one official said:
“It’s not going to be great for morale.”
McEntee’s work as an assistant involved giving the president messages and ensuring that the White House clocks were set to Daylight Saving Time.
In even bigger news, it was reported on Tuesday that Mr. Trump asked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to step down, and will replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. It had been previously forecast for several months that Tillerson would likely be ousted out of his position. According to a report by The Los Angeles Times back in November:
‘Speculation has circulated for weeks that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on his way out. He has publicly contradicted, and been contradicted by, his boss the president. He reportedly called President Trump a “moron” in a private meeting, and never denied that when asked by reporters.’
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