John McEntee had served as Trump's personal assistant for three years, dating back to the early days of the 2016 presidential election, according to the Wall Street Journal. McEntee was sacked on Monday over unspecified security concerns, according to a new report. He was escorted off the White House grounds before he was allowed to collect his belongings, even leaving without his jacket, the Journal reported.
The Trump campaign also announced on Tuesday that McEntee would rejoin the team as a senior advisor for operations.
McEntee was UConn's leading passer in 2011, but he threw for just 2,110 yards at 6.3 yards per attempt with 12 touchdowns and eight picks. He knocks a bottle off a teammate's head, chucks a ball through a basketball hoop from the upper deck of the school's basketball arena and completes passes to a receiver while blindfolded. McEntee was a well-known player and the video has been viewed seven million times on YouTube, according to the Hartford Courant.
White House personal aide to the President John McEntee (L) and White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino leave the White House with U.S. President Donald Trump November 29, 2017 in Washington, DC.
McEntee formerly worked as a production assistant at Fox News, according to financial disclosure records. McEntee's role was described as "body man", always staying by Trump's side.
Trump's White House has seen a rash of exits recently.