White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Joe Hagin is hitting that revolving door at the White House. Hagin, who was instrumental in the detailed logistics work needed to make Trump’s summit with Kim Jong-Un in Singapore take place, served in every Republican White House since the Reagan administration. Hagin plans to return to the private sector after his departure on July 6th, according to Reuters.
Hagin’s departure comes just a day after BuzzFeed News reported that he had previously worked with key backers of the alleged “sex cult” known as NXIVM. And why not? It’s 2018 and we’re all stuck in this badly scripted reality TV show.
“Joe Hagin has been a huge asset to my administration. He planned and executed the longest an.d one of the most historic foreign trips ever made by a president, and he did it all perfectly,” Trump said in a statement. “We will miss him in the office and even more on the road.”
Even though the White House described Hagin’s upcoming departure as a long-planned move, the Trump administration’s turnover has been unprecedented. The turnover is so fierce that the White House is going to recruit from a job fair. No, seriously. It’s just that hard to find people willing to work for this toxic administration.
“Interested in a job at the White House?” read the subject line of an email that was sent to Republicans on the Hill late Wednesday to advertise for the upcoming event.
The email promised that “representatives from across the Trump administration will be there to meet job seekers of every experience level.”
Well, that’s just sad.
The spate of high-profile departures from the White House, includes the communications director, staff secretary, and a speechwriter in just the past few weeks.
Trump is setting records.
“Hagin’s departure comes as the Trump administration continues to set records for staff turnover,” the New York Times reports. “More than 60 percent of those who served in senior positions at the beginning of the administration have exited.”
The Trump administration is now on its second chief of staff after John Kelly ceded his role in the Department of Homeland Security to fill the vacancy left by former chief Reince Priebus, its third national security adviser and its second secretary of state.
Trump has always boasted that there are tons of people lining up to work in his administration but as a shock to no one ever, that doesn’t seem to be the case. This administration is plagued with scandals and that doesn’t look good on a résumé.
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