Trump’s Personal Assistant John McEntee is Fired, Escorted Out of White House… Gets Rehired By Trump?

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President Trump’s personal assistant, John McEntee was fired Monday. McEntee was escorted out of the White House, according to two senior administration officials. It looks like McEntee had another security clearance problem, according to a Homeland Security investigation for “serious financial crimes.

John McEntee was escorted from the White House because of an “unspecified security issue,” the Journal reported, citing a third White House official.

Trump’s Personal Assistant John McEntee is Fired

By 2015, John McEntee had taken on a role as a production assistant for Fox News, focusing on the channel’s social media accounts. McEntee was inspired by then-candidate Trump’s campaign announcement and successfully lobbied for a job on the campaign, joining as a volunteer in August of that year, later being promoted to a full-time position as trip director.

After Trump won the election, McEntee was asked to join his staff as an aide, serving as his body man.  McEntee’s service in the White House ended on March 13, 2018 after he was escorted out of the building due to an “unspecified security issue”

Trump’s Personal Assistant John McEntee is Fired…

McEntee FIRED as Trump’s WH personal assistant, but HIRED as senior adviser for Trump’s 2020 campaign. 

Still, although that swift departure suggests a potentially serious violation, McEntee will now assume a new role in the President’s 2020 campaign as senior adviser.

Trump reelection 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.

“As we build out our operations for the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 reelection campaign, we are pleased to welcome back two outstanding members of our 2016 team,” Parscale said in a statement. “We need the help of proven leaders such as Katrina and John to promote the President’s growing portfolio of achievements across the country.”

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Trump’s Personal Assistant John McEntee is Fired…

… but HIRED as senior adviser for Trump’s 2020 campaign. 

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the Journal that “we don’t comment on personnel issues.”

According to the Journal, it is not clear why McEntee was fired.

“It’s not going to be great for morale,” one White House official said about his leaving.

McEntee has been working with Trump since the early days of his presidential campaign.

In his role in the White House, McEntee did tasks such as giving the president messages and making sure the clocks were correctly set for daylight saving time.

 Trump’s Personal Assistant John McEntee is Fired…

According to the Journal, he was not allowed to gather his belongings before being escorted out of the White House.

 

WHO IS JOHN McEntee? 

He was a quarterback at the University of Connecticut

During his college years, McEntee was the starting quarterback at the University of Connecticut, more commonly known as UConn.

According to his football biography on the university’s website, he was the team’s starting quarterback in every game in 2011.

McEntee, who walked on to the team, completed 172 passes for more than 2,100 yards in his first season as the Huskies quarterback. His record included 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions, according to USA Today.

He’s known for his trick shots

In 2011, McEntee was seen completing a series of impressive trick shots in a video that would later go viral.

“We posted it on YouTube on Tuesday and then the next day it was on the front page of Yahoo. I was going to have a heart attack. I couldn’t believe it,” McEntee once told CNBC.

Overall, the video boasts more than 7 million views.

He joined Trump’s campaign in its early stages

McEntee joined Trump’s campaign as a volunteer in 2015. Before working with Trump, McEntee was employed by Fox News as a production assistant.

He reportedly sent a series of emails to Trump’s campaign team asking how he could get involved. But his emails went unanswered.

McEntee eventually sent one more offer, presenting himself as someone who could answer the abundance of random emails that would come through to the campaign, Politico reported. His request was answered and he was hired first as a volunteer, land then later became a full-time employee.

“I bought into the message,” McEntee told Bloomberg at the time. “I was sick of the career politicians.”

McEntee followed Trump into the White House, making $115,000 a year as his personal assistant.

“Mr. McEntee wasn’t as well known as the others, but had been a constant presence at Mr. Trump’s side for the past three years,” the newspaper said.

Trump’s Personal Assistant John McEntee is Fired

NEXT STEPS….

McEntee’s ouster is the latest in a long line of resignations and firings within the Trump administration. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired on Tuesday.

And 13 days ago, Trump’s communications director, Hope Hicks, handed in her resignation.

On Tuesday, the Trump re-election campaign announced that McEntee had been appointed alongside Katrina Pierson, a former Trump campaign spokesperson.

Looks like McEntee had one more trick shot up his sleeve….

 

 

Resource: The Hill, Fox News, The Telegraph

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