John McEntee, a longtime personal aide to the president, was fired and escorted from the White House on Monday after his security clearance was revoked. McEntee is also currently under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for “serious financial crimes,” though the charges to these potential crimes, according to sources familiar with the situation, are unrelated to the President.
Despite his departure, Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign announced on Tuesday morning that McEntee has been named Senior Adviser for Campaign Operations. Campaign manager Brad Parscale gave a statement in which he said that Katrina Pierson, a spokesperson in 2016 campaign, will be working alongside McEntee, joining in the 2020 campaign as a senior adviser.
As we build out our operations for the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 re-election campaign, we are pleased to welcome back two outstanding members of our 2016 team. We need the help of proven leaders such as Katrina and John to promote the President’s growing portfolio of achievements across the country.
Following the resignation of White House Communications Director, Hope Hicks, McEntee is the most recent longest-serving aides to the president who is exiting the White House after Chief of Staff John Kelly imposed several reformations that resulted from the scandal that involved staff secretary Rob Porter. During the campaign, McEntee served as Trump’s body man and his role in the White House had him constantly near at the President’s side.