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The High-Profile Trump White House Departures


The Trump White House has had more first-year departures than any other president in at least 40 years — and the departures haven’t stopped with their latest resignation: David Shulkin, secretary of veterans affairs.

1. Michael Flynn
Title: National Security Adviser
Start date: Jan. 20, 2017
End date: Feb. 13, 2017

2. Sean Spicer
Title: Communications Director, Press Secretary
Start date: Jan. 20, 2017
End date: July 21, 2017

3. Reince Priebus
Title: Chief of Staff
Start date: Jan. 20, 2017
End date: July 23, 2017

4. Anthony Scaramucci
Title: Communications Director
Start date: July 21, 2017
End date: July 31, 2017

5. Steve Bannon
Title: White House Chief Strategist
Start date: Jan. 20, 2017
End date: Aug. 18, 2017

6. Katie Walsh
Title: White House Deputy Chief of Staff
Start date: Jan. 20, 2017
End date: March 30, 2017

7. Michael Dubke
Title: Communications Director
Start date: March 6, 2017
End date: May 30, 2017

8. Sebastian Gorka
Title: Deputy Assistant to the President
Start date: Jan. 20, 2017
End date: Aug. 25, 2017

9. K.T. McFarland
Title: Deputy National Security Adviser
Start date: Jan. 20, 2017
End date: April 9, 2017

10. Tom Price
Title: Secretary of Health and Human Services
Start date: Feb. 10, 2017
End date: Sept. 29, 2017

11. Omarosa Manigault Newman
Title: Communications Director
Start date: Jan. 20, 2017
End date: Dec. 13, 2017

12. James Comey
Title: FBI Director
Start date: Sept. 4, 2013
End date: May 9, 2017

13. Andrew McCabe
Title: Deputy Director of FBI
Start date: Feb. 1, 2016
End date: Jan. 29, 2018

14. Dina Powell
Title: Deputy National Security Adviser
Start date: Jan. 18, 2017
End date: Jan. 12, 2018

15. Walter Shaub
Title: Director of the Office of Government Ethics
Start date: January 9, 2013
End date: July 6, 2018

16. Angella Reid
Title: Chief Usher
Start date: October 4, 2011
End date: May 5, 2017

17. Rob Porter
Title: Staff Secretary
Start date: Jan. 20, 2017
End date: Feb. 7, 2018

18. Josh Raffel
Title: Senior Communications Official
Start date: April 5, 2017
End date: Feb 27, 2018

19. Hope Hicks
Title: Director of Strategic Communications, Communications Director
Start date: Jan. 20, 2017
End date: Hicks announced on Feb. 28, 2018 that she plans to resign in the coming weeks.

20. Gary Cohn
Title: Director of the National Economic Council
Start date: Jan. 20, 2017
End date: The New York Times reports he will be leaving in coming weeks.

21. John McEntee
Title: Personal aide to the president
Start date: Jan. 20, 2017
End date: Mar. 12, 2018

22. Rex Tillerson
Title: Secretary of State
Start date: Jan. 20, 2017
End date: Mar. 13, 2018

23. H.R. McMaster
Title: National Security Adviser
Start date: Feb. 20, 2017
End date: March 22, 2018

24. David Shulkin
Title: Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Start date: Feb. 13, 2017
End date: March 28, 2018

The Trump White House has had more first-year departures than any other president in at least 40 years, with a 34% turnover rate, Kathryn Dunn-Tenpas from the Brookings Institute told the Wall Street Journal. That’s 17 percentage points higher than the second-highest turnover rate of 17% under Ronald Reagan.

There have been several juicy, high-profile resignations and firings of Trumpworld’s most well-known characters: Michael Flynn, Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci and most recently, Omarosa Manigault. “Not only is the percentage double, the seniority of people leaving is extraordinarily high. That’s unprecedented to me,” Dunn-Tenpas told WSJ.

Source: @axios.com


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