Trump Personal Assistant John McEntee Fired, Will Join Re-Election Campaign


President Trump's personal assistant was let go on Monday - escorted from the White House without being allowed to get his coat, according to reports. The charges are not related to the President, the source said.

"It's not going to be great for morale", a White House official told The Journal about McEntee's firing.

McEntee escorted from the White House on Monday, three sources with knowledge of the matter told CNN. According to a press release from the Trump campaign, McEntee will re-join the Trump campaign as a senior adviser.

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.

McEntee had been one of Trump's longest serving staffers. Mr. McEntee didn't return a call seeking comment.

"We don't comment on personnel issues", she said.

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John McEntee and John Kelly listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with lawmakers about trade policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Washington.more +.

"For context, it's about having fun", a former White House staffer said quickly as an explanation.

His swift departure comes amid a series of security clearance issues in the White House. McEntee's role was described as "body man", always staying by Trump's side.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the news of his exit. McEntee will remain in Washington to work on Trump's re-election campaign for 2020 along with former Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson.

The 2020 reelection campaign team includes newly appointed manager Brad Parscale, who ran the social media wing last time around. "We need the help of proven leaders such as Katrina and John to promote the President's growing portfolio of achievements across the country".