Trump's Personal Assistant Fired, Escorted Out Of White House

John McEntee special assistant and personal aide follows US President Donald Trump to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base

John McEntee special assistant and personal aide follows US President Donald Trump to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base

Not long after his reported ousting, Trump's reelection campaign manager, Brad Parscale, announced that McEntee had been hired to join the president's 2020 team. The official, who requested anonymity to discuss personnel issues, said McEntee had been expected to travel with Trump - as he always does - when the President departed for a trip to California on Tuesday.

Mr McEntee, who served as an aide since early in the campaign, was reportedly escorted by security and was not permitted to collect his belongings.

But a senior administration official said numerous President's top aides were shocked by the abrupt departure, which the official described as a sudden decision.

Mr McEntee was sacked amid a US Department of Homeland Security investigation against him for financial crimes, CBS News reports.

Before McEntee's departure, 43 per cent of the president's executive staff had left in the first 13 1/2 months. McEntee told fellow Trump aides that he had resigned.

The Wall Street Journal first reported Mr McEntee's sacking, citing a security issue.

His exit follows another original Trump campaign aide.

Trump fired his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, on Tuesday, and his top economic adviser Gary Cohn resigned last week. According to a press release from the Trump campaign, McEntee will re-join the Trump campaign as a senior adviser. "John to promote the President's growing portfolio of achievements across the country".

McEntee is just the latest aide to leave the White House amid issues with his security clearance, after White House chief of staff John Kelly enacted a series of reforms following the scandal involving disgraced White House staff secretary Rob Porter.

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