Former UConn quarterback exits Trump White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal aide is leaving the White House and will rejoin his campaign.
John McEntee served as the president's personal assistant. He was one of a shrinking group of campaign aides still working in the turbulent West Wing.
Years before joining the Trump team, McEntee played quarterback at the University of Connecticut. He became a viral sensation while at UConn thanks to a trick shot video he posted to YouTube that got more than 7 million views.
Trump's 2020 Republican campaign announced Tuesday that he will serve as a senior adviser for campaign operations.
Trump's White House has seen a rash of exits recently. Trump announced Tuesday that he had ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Trump's top economic adviser Gary Cohn left recently amid internal debate over Trump's plans for tariffs.
The Wall Street Journal first reported on McEntee's departure, citing an unspecified security issue.