Trump aide abruptly fired - then hired by Trump's 2020 team


President Donald Trump's longtime personal assistant John McEntee has left the White House and will join the president's 2020 re-election campaign. And at one point, United States President Donald Trump singled out Jose Altuve - all 5-foot-6 of him - during a rather cringeworthy exchange. He was soon hired to a full-time position.

But it doesn't appear that McEntee will be gone forever.

Trump's campaign hired him soon after he was sacked from his White House job.

President Trump's personal assistant was removed from his job this week, leaving the president more isolated amid a growing exodus of many of his most trusted aides.

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His firing marks yet another departure in an executive office marked by a revolving door of hirings and firings and plagued by issues obtaining security clearances. He made sure Trump was prepared when he met with people, delivered messages to the president in the residence portion of the White House. It is not clear why the clearance issue warranted the abrupt removal of Mr McEntee from the White House grounds. ABC News has also previously reported that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly wanted to see a list of remaining White House staffers with security clearance issues. "The White House's ongoing obstruction of congressional oversight appears to be an attempt to hide from the American people pervasive and widespread dysfunction inside the White House, which directly threatens our nation's security".

He is someone who has earned the trust of the president and is a top-notch professional, Sean Spicer, former White House press secretary, told Politico in October.

"As we build out our operations for the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 reelection campaign, we are pleased to welcome back two outstanding members of our 2016 team", the campaign's manager Brad Parscale said in a statement.

However, CNN later reported that McEntee was, uh, facing a federal investigation over unspecified "serious financial crimes".