Trump personal aide fired, escorted out without coat

Trump personal aide fired, escorted out without coat

McEntee was escorted from the White House on Monday after he was sacked over security concerns, two sources familiar with the matter told the Journal.

John McEntee, aka "Johnny Mac" was sacked and escorted from the White House on Monday amid a Homeland Security investigation into his security clearance. Other reports indicate the firing happened because he is under investigation for serious financial crimes.

He was escorted off the White House grounds before he was allowed to collect his belongings, even leaving without his jacket, the Journal reported. In particular, WSJ indicated there was an issue with his security clearance.

He discovered "at least 35 officials" who "inappropriately" received top secret clearance. CNN added more specifically that McEntee is "currently under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes".

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McEntee is the latest in a series of departures by West Wing officials, including communications director Hope Hicks and staff secretary Rob Porter. He will begin in his new position in the next few days. He joined the Trump campaign as a volunteer in August 2015 and quickly rose through the ranks.

After the eleciton, McEntee remained close to the president in the White House as his body man. "He made sure Mr. Trump had markers to sign autographs, delivered messages to him in the White House residence and, over the weekend, ensured that the clocks in the White House residence were adjusted for daylight-saving time".

The president's campaign then announced McEntee will rejoin the reelection campaign as a senior adviser of operations, Washington Post reported.

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

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