Trump's Personal Aide Exits White House, Will Join Campaign


The White House fired President Donald Trump's personal assistant, John McEntee, on Monday, March 12, Wall Street Journal reported, citing two senior administration officials.

The president's long-time personal aide John McEntee has been fired by the White House, according to USA media.

News of McEntee's firing - which occurred on Monday - broke on Tuesday morning. McEntee left without his belongings and wasn't even able to grab his jacket as he was escorted out of the White House and into the chilly environs outside. His work has previously appeared in the American Prospect Online, and he blogs frequently at Sadly, No!

Mr McEntee, who was most recently seen travelling to Pennsylvania with Mr Trump for a rally on Saturday, was expected to join the president in California on Tuesday before his sacking.

But the faithful Trump aide didn't go far as he was immediately hired by the President's reelection campaign team.

The chaos at the White House continues unabated.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to comment on the reasons for his departure, saying only Mr McEntee was going to the campaign.

The investigation is not related to Trump, the sources added.

News of McEntee's exit landed on the same day as the announcement that CIA Director Mike Pompeo will, once confirmed, replace Rex Tillerson as the head of the State Department.

Mr McEntee, 27, who was well liked in the West Wing, occupied a key role, never far from Mr Trump in the White House or on the road.

Part of McEntee's duties were to make sure Trump had markers to sign autographs, deliver messages to him in the White House residence and, over the weekend, ensure that the clocks in the White House residence were set at the correct time for daylight-saving time, the Journal reported. Porter had been working on a temporary security clearance, as his background check revealed he had been accused of domestic abuse by two former wives. The former Hollywood PR executive worked closely with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

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