Trump fired his longtime personal assistant over an unspecified 'security issue'

  • President Donald Trump fired his longtime personal assistant, John McEntee, for an unspecified security issue.
  • McEntee was escorted from the White House on Monday.
  • Trump's campaign hired him soon after he was fired from his White House job.

 


President Donald Trump's longtime personal assistant, John McEntee, was fired from his White House position for an unspecified security issue, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday morning.

McEntee was escorted out of the White House on Monday without being allowed to collect his belongings, including his jacket, The Journal reported. McEntee joined the president's small team three years ago during the earliest days of the campaign.

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

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EAST HARTFORD, CT - DECEMBER 1: Drew Frey #26 of the Cincinnati Bearcats runs with the ball after intercepting a pass from Johnny McEntee #18 of the Connecticut Huskies in the second half during the game at Rentschler Field on December 1, 2012 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Connecticut quarterback Johnny McEntee (18) walks off the field after UConn's 43-16 loss to West Virginia at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Saturday, October 8, 2011. (Bettina Hansen/Hartford Courant/MCT via Getty Images)
EAST HARTFORD, CT - NOVEMBER 26: Johnny McEntee #18 of the Connecticut Huskies passes the ball in the first half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on November 26, 2011 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 03: Johnny McEntee #18 of the Connecticut Huskies loooks on before the start of a play against the Cincinnati Bearcats on December 3, 2011 at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bearcats defeated the Connecticut Huskies 35-27. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 03: Johnny McEntee #18 of the Connecticut Huskies looks to hand the ball off during the game against the Cincinnati Bearcats on December 3, 2011 at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bearcats defeated the Connecticut Huskies 35-27. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images)
Connecticut quarterback Johnny McEntee throws a 4th quarter touchdown over Cincinnati's defense in the 4th quarter at Nippert Field in Cincinnati, Ohio, Saturday, December 3, 2011. (Stephen Dunn/Hartford Courant/MCT via Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 03: Johnny McEntee #18 of the Connecticut Huskies looks for an open player during the game against the Cincinnati Bearcats on December 3, 2011 at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bearcats defeated the Connecticut Huskies 35-27. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images)
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The Trump campaign released a statement soon after McEntee's firing from the White House announcing that McEntee will join its ranks, serving as a "senior advisor for campaign operations."

"As we build out our operations for the 2018 mid-term elections and the 2020 reelection campaign, we are pleased to welcome back two outstanding members of our 2016 team," campaign manager Brad 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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