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Trump Ahead of the Curve on Staff Turnover

Trump Ahead of the Curve on Staff Turnover
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By    |   Wednesday, 03 January 2018 09:27 AM

President Donald Trump is moving swiftly to replace campaign aides and others working in his administration with government professionals, The Atlantic is reporting.

Trump is overseeing the process, the magazine noted, and he's doing it at a faster pace than many of his predecessors.

But The Atlantic noted it is due, in part, because his needs are "particularly dire."

As 2017 drew to a close, deputy chief of staff Rick Dearborn announced he would leave early this year. He followed deputy national security adviser Dina Powell and aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who left in December. It was part of a heavy turnover during the administration's first year, the magazine said.

Kathryn Dunn-Tenpas, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said the Trump administration recorded a 34 percent turnover rate during its first year The Wall Street Journal noted.

Dunn-Tenpas said 21 of 61 senior officials she tracked have resigned, been fired or reassigned — the highest first-year turnover rate of any administration in the last 40 years.

Trump's defenders say it is a sign the president is getting operations on track, while his critics claim the turnover is evidence of chaos in the White House.

Some of those campaign aides still left in the administration appear to have reinvented themselves, The Atlantic reported.

It noted campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks, who is Trump's third communications director, has outlasted her predecessors. It also pointed to advisers Kellyanne Conway and Stephen Miller, who despite early problems, have reinvented themselves into less public figures.

Trump is moving to purge those not suited for administration jobs and replace them with professional aides, the magazine noted. However, there are many more staffers who could be leaving soon, The Atlantic said.

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