- Trump’s White House has seen a number of high profile departures since the earliest days of the administration.
- Gary Cohn, Omarosa Manigault, Hope Hicks, and Steve Bannon are only a few of the people who have left.
- Some Trump administration alumni have gone back to their roots, while others have embarked on totally new ventures.
Donald Trump’s White House has a doozy of a turnover rate.
NPR reported that 43% of top-level White House positions have seen turnover under Trump, who has had more fluctuation among senior aides than “his four most recent predecessors had after two years.”
Some of these top advisers were fired. Other officials decided to leave on their own, for various reasons. For example, top economic adviser Gary Cohn recently announced his intent to resign after failing to convince the president to forgo implementing steel and aluminum tariffs.
Either way, many commentators have pointed out that sieve-like nature of the White House seems to speak to a turbulent environment. That’s a characterization which Trump himself has disputed. “There is no Chaos, only great Energy!” he tweeted.
So what happens to the people who leave? What sort of roles have Trump administration alumni been able to pick up once they exit the White House?
It’s too early to tell for most recent departures, like Hope Hicks and Cohn. Former officials like Reince Priebus and Dina Powell have returned to their private sector roots. And still others are embarking on totally new ventures.
Here’s a look at where all of the White House’s high-profile departures are today, from most to least recent departures:
It’s not clear what’s next for Gary Cohn
Gary Cohn only just announced his resignation from his post as director of the National Economic Council. His departure came after he failed to convince the president to nix his plans for implementing steel and aluminum tariffs.
Cohn hasn’t yet given any indication about where he’s heading next. That hasn’t stopped people from speculating, though.
Bloomberg spoke to a number of business leaders about what Cohn might try his hand at next. Suggestions included teaming up with Elon Musk on SpaceX, building an entirely new business, writing a tell-all, and just relaxing for six months.
Hope Hicks has plenty of time to plan out her next steps
Reports of White House communications director Hope Hicks’ imminent departure broke at the end of February 2018. Hicks has long been considered one of Trump’s closest confidants.
It’s unclear what opportunities Hicks will pursue following her first-time foray into politics.
Industry experts have speculated that she’ll have plenty of time to figure out her next steps. The Wrap reported that she may take on a year-long “cooling off” period in order to become a lobbyist. According to Variety, Hicks’ involvement in the Rob Porter scandal and the Mueller investigation may prove a stumbling block, but isn’t expected to have a major impact on her career.
Rob Porter — who was accused of physical abuse by his two ex-wives — hasn’t updated his LinkedIn since leaving the White House
Former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter’s February 2018 resignation came in the wake of a firestorm sparked by allegations of physical abuse.
One of his ex-wives, Colbie Holderness, provided the Daily Mail with photos of a black eye she said her then-husband gave her.
Porter’s LinkedIn has not been updated since his resignation. It still lists him as serving in the White House role.
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