President Trump, who fired people on reality TV, seems to have taken those hiring practices into the White House. Most recently Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of Trump’s many fired former staffers, came forward with a tape of the president, generating a new look at the many senior level White House staff to come and go within the first two years of this presidency.
When looking at the five presidents to precede Trump, the 45th president’s hiring practices are as unusual as his pre-political career in television. In Trump’s first year the turnover rate for senior level staff was twice as high as in Regan’s first year and almost five times as high as George W. Bush’s first year. While Trump is still finishing up his second year, the turnover rate is trending closer to other recent president’s second year turnover.
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