President Trump's Personal Assistant Was Abruptly Fired For An 'Unspecified Security Issue'

Trump's Personal Assistant Fired Over Security Issue

It's impossible to speculate what kind of potential financial crimes jettisoned McEntee from the White House, but they must be pretty serious if the Department of Homeland Security is running point on the investigation.

John McEntee, the former UConn quarterback known for a video compilation of elaborate trick shots that has been viewed more than 7 million times on YouTube, has lost his White House job as President Donald Trump's body man, according to multiple reports. McEntee was one of Trump's longest serving aides who has been serving with Trump since the early days of the campaign. The campaign also brought on Katrina Pierson as a Senior Advisor.

Part of McEntee's duties were to make sure Trump had markers to sign autographs, deliver messages to him in the White House residence and, over the weekend, ensure that the clocks in the White House residence were set at the correct time for daylight-saving time, the Journal reported.

The chaos at the White House continues unabated.

The 27-year-old former University of CT quarterback is more widely known for a viral YouTube trick throw video than his work with Trump.

He was often the first person to greet the President in the morning and saw his stature rise after longtime Trump security guard Keith Schiller left last fall.

"For context, it's about having fun", a former White House staffer said quickly as an explanation.

According to CNN, McEntee was pushed out because of issues with his security clearance.

A number of White House staffers have been let go or reassigned as chief of staff John Kelly tightened security measures following staff secretary Rob Porter's resignation amid domestic abuse allegations.

The new security clearance rules imposed by Kelly have also meant a change for another close Trump adviser: Jared Kushner.

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.



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