Donald Trump's Body Man John McEntee Leaves White House; Rejoins Campaign


Donald Trump's Body Man John McEntee Leaves White House; Rejoins Campaign

That distinction, instead, goes to former college football quarterback and marginally famous viral video star John McEntee, who served as the president's personal aide until Monday evening, when he was escorted from the premises without being allowed to clear out his desk or even grab his jacket.

The charges are not related to the President, the source said.

News of McEntee's firing - which occurred on Monday - broke on Tuesday morning.

Though McEntee traveled alongside Trump, his profile was relatively low compared to other aides with similar tenure, like senior adviser Stephen Miller or the White House's director of social media Dan Scavino. One official said he was dismissed due to an unspecified security issue. He joined the Trump campaign as a volunteer in August 2015 and quickly rose through the ranks.

"We do not comment on personnel issues", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told CNN in a statement. McEntee was subsequently hired as a senior advisor on Trump's reelection campaign. McEntee's role was described as "body man", always staying by Trump's side. The New York Times reports that he had been responsible for shooing away "hangers-on" at Mar-a-Lago, and the Wall Street Journal details more tasks of great import that had been entrusted to his judicious care.

His duties included ensuring Trump always had a marker on hand to sign autographs, transmitting messages to him at the White House residence and making sure the clocks there were moved forward for daylight-saving time over the weekend, according to the Journal.

"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", 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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