Trump personal assistant dismissed, joins '20 campaign

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John McEntee, the former UConn quarterback whose trick shot video became a viral sensation in 2011, was sacked from his job as personal assistant to President Donald Trump on Monday, according to multiple reports.

McEntee was escorted out of the White House on Tuesday, according to the Wall Street Journal, as part of a "unspecified security issue". In particular, WSJ indicated there was an issue with his security clearance.

"We do not comment on personnel issues", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told CNN in a statement. He joined the Trump campaign as a volunteer in August 2015 and quickly rose through the ranks.

McEntee, though, will continue to work for Trump.

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Even though McEntee is reportedly being under investigation for financial crimes, the Trump presidential campaign announced on Tuesday morning that it would hire him to help with the president's reelection efforts in 2020. Mr. McEntee didn't return a call seeking comment.

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.

The former personal assistant was removed due to trouble with his security clearance and is now under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes, CNN reported Tuesday.

Trump's White House has seen a rash of exits recently.

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