Trump's personal aide escorted from White House

  • Trump's personal aide escorted from White House

Trump's personal aide escorted from White House

McEntee wasn't allowed to collect his belongings ― including his jacket ― before being escorted out, according to the Journal.

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.

The White House has cracked down on staff with temporary security clearances after the scandal around former White House aide Rob Porter.

Mr. McEntee didn't return a call seeking comment. He regularly traveled with Trump, and was seen boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House as Trump headed for Pennsylvania on Saturday.

"We don't comment on personnel issues", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told the Journal.

McEntee, 27, who was well liked in the West Wing, occupied a key role, never far from Trump in the White House or on the road.

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

He is reportedly under investigation for "serious financial crimes".

McEntee has been with Trump since the early stages of the president's campaign.

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. And at one point, United States President Donald Trump singled out Jose Altuve - all 5-foot-6 of him - during a rather cringeworthy exchange. He delivered messages to the president at the White House residence, carried markers for Trump to sign autographs, and, most recently, changed clocks at the White House to adjust for daylight saving time. His staff secretary, Rob Porter, resigned February 7 after reports that two ex-wives had accused him of domestic violence. He looks to have already landed on his feet - just minutes after news of his departure broke, it was announced that McEntee would be joining Trump's reelection team as a senior adviser.

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