Trump White House sets record over departures

ANI | Updated: Feb 13, 2018 22:39 IST

Washington DC [United States], Feb 13 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump apparently has been breaking records as the departures of the administration staffers from the White House is greater in his presidency than what it was in the previous years.

According to a study done by Kathryn Dunn Tenpas of the Brookings Institute, over one in three Trump administration staffers have left the White House in its first year, a pace that far eclipses the rate of departures in the previous five White Houses, reported CNN.

The pace of resignations, firings and other assorted departures from the Trump White House is twice what it was in George W. Bush's first year as president and triple that of Barack Obama's first year in office, the report said.

The paper, which came out in mid-January, has obviously left out a number of more recent departures, including former staff secretary Rob Porter.

Six of the 12 Tier One positions saw turnover, while Obama lost only one adviser from Tier One. George W. Bush did not see any turnover in these high-level positions.

The staff turnover shows no signs of slowing. Chief of staff John Kelly remains under fire for his handling of the Porter situation. Communications director Hope Hicks, who had been romantically involved with Porter, has come under scanner as well. (ANI)