“Everyone wants to work at the White House,” President Trump said in March after the sudden departures of Chief Economic Advisor Gary Cohn and White House Communications Director Hope Hicks. But a VICE News review of administration turnover since he took office in January 2017 shows another Trump quote better sums up what it's like to work in his administration: “You’re fired.”
In the year and 50 or so days since Donald Trump became president of the United States, his administration has fired or lost dozens of major staffers — including four communications directors, an FBI director, a press secretary, a chief of staff, and a secretary of state. The Brookings Institution estimated in March that 42 percent of top White House positions had turned over since Trump took office, more than the first two years of the Obama or George W. Bush administrations.
Who's next? Probably National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, or even White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. Below is a running list of cabinet members, notable White House officials, and major administration figures who have been fired by the president famous for firing people, pressured to resign, or walked out the door on their own accord.