John McEntee, a personal assistant to President Donald Trump, was today fired and escorted out of the White House for unspecified security reasons. His was not the only high-profile White House departure today: Trump also fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. This is not normal.
From the Wall Street Journal's Mike Bender:
Tuesday morning, the Trump presidential campaign issued a statement saying that Mr. McEntee will join the 2020 effort as a senior adviser for campaign operations.
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. 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.
“It’s not going to be great for morale,” one White House official said about Mr. McEntee’s departure.
Mr. McEntee was removed from the White House grounds on Monday afternoon without being allowed to collect his belongings, a White House official said. He left without his jacket, a second White House official said.
This is the darkest imaginable timeline.
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