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Trump's Firings and "Resignations"
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10

Days

Anthony Scaramucci

Director of communications (removed)

He was removed as director of communications just days after accusing now former chief of staff Reince Priebus of leaking information and 10 days after the New York financial executive joined the White House staff.

189

Days

Reince Priebus

White House chief of staff (resigned)

He was replaced by Gen. John F. Kelly, who led the Department of Homeland Security. The change followed a week of disagreements with incoming Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci.

187

Days

Derek Harvey

National Security Council Middle East advisor (fired)
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He was brought into the administration by former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Harvey was told by national security advisor H.R. McMaster he was being moved off the NSC.

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187

Days

Michael Short

Assistant press secretary (resigned)

He served as an assistant press secretary, and was close to Sean Spicer. Hours after new White House incoming Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci was quoted in a news report saying Short would be fired, Short resigned.

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183

Days

Sean Spicer

White House press secretary, White House director of communications (resigned)

For months, Spicer's daily news briefings were must-see television although he took on a more behind-the-scenes role over time. He resigned after President Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, as communications director.

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181

Days

Walter Shaub

Director of the Office of Government Ethics (resigned)

He resigned following a rocky relationship with Trump and repeated confrontations with the administration. He later said his time working with the Trump administration made it "clear to [him] that we need improvements to the existing ethics program."

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134

Days

Robert Iger

Advisory council (resigned)

He resigned from a White House advisory council after Trump announced that he is withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord.

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133

Days

Elon Musk

Advisory council (resigned)

He also resigned from White House advisory councils after Trump announced that he is withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate accord."

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86

Days

Mike Dubke

Director of communications (resigned)

He resigned April 18, having joined the White House after campaign aide Jason Miller, Trumps original choice for communications director withdrew from consideration. Dubke founded Crossroads Media, a GOP firm that specializes in political advertising.

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118

Days

K.T. McFarland

Deputy national security advisor (reassigned)

She had worked closely with Trump's first national security advisor, Michael Flynn, who was forced out in February after misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his phone calls with the Russian ambassador. Trump's new national security advisor, H.R. McMaster, was allowed to choose his own staff.

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110

Days

James B. Comey Jr.

FBI director (fired)

Although the ouster came suddenly and took even the White House staff by surprise, officials who described the timeline of events said it marked the culmination of a long-running erosion of confidence between the FBI chief and the president.

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106

Days

Angella Reid

White House chief usher (fired)

The White House said the dismissal was an outcome of the transition to a new administration, but did not provide further details. Chief ushers typically hold the position for long tenures, often witnessing several presidential transitions. Reid was the first woman and second African American to hold the position of chief usher.

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70

Days

Katie Walsh

Deputy White House chief of staff (resigned)

The former top Republican National Committee official and ally of White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus departed in the first significant shake-up of Trump’s senior staff.

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27

Days

Craig Deare

National Security Council senior director for Western Hemisphere affairs (fired)

He was removed from his position after reports emerged of critical comments he made about Trump policies at a private discussion at a Washington think tank.

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23

Days

Mike Flynn

National security advisor (resigned)

He resigned following mounting scrutiny over his conflicting accounts of contacts with a Russian diplomat and reports that the interactions were part of a federal investigation.

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11

Days

Sally Yates

Acting attorney general (fired)

She was fired just hours after she announced the Justice Department would not defend Trump's controversial executive order temporarily banning all refugees and travelers from certain countries.

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