Trump personal assistant dismissed, joins '20 campaign

White House Personal Aide to the President John Mc Entee and White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino leave the White House on Nov. 29 2017 in Washington DC
President Trump's personal aide fired, escorted from White House without getting coat
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15 March, 2018

He was escorted from the White House because of an "unspecified security issue", the Journal reported, citing a third White House official.

President Donald Trump's personal assistant was removed from his job this week, leaving the president more isolated amid a growing exodus of many of his most trusted aides. Six staffers were escorted out in February 2017 after failing Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks, followed by Anthony Scaramucci upon his firing in July.

"There's no leadership, no trust, no direction and this point there's very little hope", the unnamed White House official added.

"The best way to keep our students and teachers safe is to give them the tools and the training to recognize the warning signs to prevent violence from ever entering our school grounds, and this bill aims to do just that", said Republican Representative John Rutherford of Florida, a former sheriff who sponsored the school safety bill. The role meant McEntee was almost constantly at the President's side.

As Mr. Trump's personal assistant - also known as a body man - McEntee accompanied the president nearly everywhere and had been an aide for him since early in the campaign. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about it in her daily press briefing and refused to say anything other than "we don't comment on personnel issues".

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Her nearest rival, Wendy Holdener of Switzerland, lost any hope of overhauling the USA star when she trailed in 14th on Friday. Austria's Annemarie Moser-Proell won her 41st race aged 21 in 1975 before missing the following season to care for her father.

Kelly sought to limit access to classified information for aides with longstanding interim security clearances and several aides have since left the White House after it became clear their applications for a full security clearance would not be approved.

However, dozens of White House officials are believed to still be working without full clearances.

McEntee's departure has several of Trump's closest advisers anxious about the effects on the president's mood. That's likely because the 27-year-old was an early addition to Trump's presidential campaign whose departure continues a West Wing exodus, but it could also be because now there's no one around at the White House to make football trick shots.

Trump re-election campaign manager Brad Parscale announced McEntee's hire alongside that of Katrina Pierson, a Trump campaign spokesperson in 2016 who will join the 2020 campaign as a senior adviser.


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