Trump’s personal aide exits White House, will join campaign

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John McEntee, special assistant and personal aide follows US President Donald Trump to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base September 27, 2017 in Maryland. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s personal aide is leaving the White House and will rejoin his campaign.

John McEntee served as the president’s personal assistant. He was one of a shrinking group of campaign aides still working in the turbulent West Wing.

McEntee was escorted from the White House Monday. He’s under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes. Two sources told  CNN he was pushed out over security clearance issues.

Trump’s 2020 Republican campaign announced Tuesday that McEntee will serve as a senior adviser for campaign operations.

Trump’s White House has seen a rash of exits recently. Trump announced Tuesday that he had ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Trump’s top economic adviser Gary Cohn left recently amid internal debate over Trump’s plans for tariffs.


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