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Trump's Personal Assistant Is Escorted From White House

John McEntee fired from White House post, then hired by the Trump campaign
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2018 1:55 PM CDT
Trump's Personal Assistant Is Escorted From White House
In this Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, White House aide John McEntee, right, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's chief of staff, Eli Miller, in the Oval Office.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – Another White House departure is making headlines Tuesday, and it's one that President Trump won't be happy about. The president's personal assistant, John McEntee, was abruptly fired and escorted out of the White House over some kind of security clearance issue, reports the Wall Street Journal. White House officials won't provide details, but CNN reports that McEntee is under investigation by Homeland Security for "serious financial crimes" unrelated to the president. Almost immediately after losing his White House job, however, the 27-year-old McEntee was hired by the Trump campaign as an adviser.

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The Hartfort Courant has taken note of the news for an odd reason: It seems that McEntee once played quarterback for the University of Connecticut, and he posted a video of trick throws on YouTube back in 2011 that now has more than 7 million views. McEntee first joined the Trump campaign as a volunteer before being hired full time to serve as Trump's "body man." The Journal describes examples of his former duties: "He made sure Mr. Trump had markers to sign autographs, delivered messages to him in the White House residence and, over the weekend, ensured that the clocks in the White House residence were adjusted for daylight-saving time." (Trump also lamented the recent loss of Hope Hicks.)

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