CNN reports that Donald Trump’s personal aide John McEntee was just fired because “he is currently under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes.” So what did Donald Trump’s team do next? Naturally, they hired McEntee to join Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign as a senior adviser. Beautiful!
The Trump campaign did not mention McEntee’s pending investigation, nor did White House officials explain why he was “abruptly escorted out of the White House” on Monday, according to Politico. Instead, on Tuesday morning, the campaign released the following statement: “John McEntee, who was a personal aide to President Trump in the 2016 campaign and the White House, will also re-join the Trump campaign as a senior adviser for campaign operations.” On a side note: I’m really looking forward to reading about a corruption investigation into the Trump campaign in a few years!
As all good things come in threes, McEntee’s firing and subsequent rehiring is just one of several unceremonious White House departures this week—and it’s only Tuesday. As of Tuesday morning, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been axed, and National Economic Director Gary Cohn has resigned. Just another week in Trumpland, I guess?