Trump aide John McEntee escorted out of White House, moves to campaign

John McEntee special assistant and personal aide follows US President Donald Trump to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base

Shortly after news of the departure became public, the Trump campaign announced that McEntee would be joining the re-election effort as a senior adviser for campaign operations.

Mr. McEntee's departure has several of Mr. Trump's closest advisers anxious about the effects on the president's mood.

Now, with Mr. McEntee gone, the president will have none of his closest, most-trusted aides by his side at all times.

He made headlines during Trump's May visit to Saudi Arabia as the "man in red tie". White House Chief of Staff John Kelly imposed a strict security-clearance policy, increasing scrutiny of a large number of staffers who worked on an interim clearance.

McEntee, though, will continue to work for Trump.

After serving as trip director for the campaign McEntee was brought into the White House as Trump's personal assistant, where he earned $115,000 a year.

Trump hired Hicks as his press secretary for his presidential campaign before she was appointed as the White House Communications Director. After Trump gave Rex Tillerson the pink slip apparently through Twitter, the president's long-time personal assistant was also let go.

NCAA Tournament First: UCLA starting in Dayton vs Bonnies
One of the play-in games for the NCAA Tournament , the victor here will take on sixth-seeded Florida in the East region. He thought UCLA's resume - wins over Kentucky and Arizona, and a two-game sweep of USC - warranted a better seeding.

The campaign's decision underscores Trump's tolerance for - and often encouragement of - duelling centres of power around him.

According to CNN, McEntee was pushed out because of issues with his security clearance. McEntee was sacked on Monday over unspecified security concerns, according to a new report.

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.

Axios's Jonathan Swan touched on how devastating this will be for morale inside the White House.

The 2020 reelection campaign team includes newly appointed manager Brad Parscale, who ran the social media wing last time around.

"We need the help of proven leaders such as John to promote the President's growing portfolio of achievements across the country".

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