UConn Trick Shot Quarterback John McEntee Loses White House Job

Pauline Gross
March 14, 2018

While he was sacked on Monday from his job in the White House, McEntee is staying in politics even as he's reportedly being investigated for crimes.

John McEntee (l.), personal aide to President Trump, was sacked Monday.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the ouster of McEntee happened so quickly that someone had to go back into the White House and grab McEntee's jacket for him after he was removed from the grounds.

John McEntee, a former personal aide to President Donald Trump, was sacked from the White House on Tuesday.

But inside the West Wing, McEntee was a common presence, serving as Trump's body man. 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.

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Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to comment, saying, "We don't comment on personnel issues". White House Communications Director Hope Hicks resigned last month. McEntee was sacked on Monday over unspecified security concerns, according to a new report.

News of McEntee's exit landed on the same day as the announcement that CIA Director Mike Pompeo will, once confirmed, replace Rex Tillerson as the head of the State Department. That raises all sorts of questions about vetting within the White House and the Trump campaign, issues that came up during the campaign itself and the transition in late 2016-early 2017.

No sooner had the announcement been made than a video was posted on Twitter of McEntee performing incredible trick shots with a football when he was the quarterback at the University of CT.

President Donald Trump is culling the ranks again. Porter had been working on a temporary security clearance, as his background check revealed he had been accused of domestic abuse by two former wives. Ivanka Trump, his daughter, and her husband, Jared Kushner, have offices near Mr. Trump but play different roles.

McEntee, though, will continue to work for Trump.

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