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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 07:52 AM

Factbox: 'You're fired!': how Trump has dismissed White House staff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Before he became U.S. president, Donald Trump was famous for dismissing contestants on his television show “The Apprentice” with a resounding “You’re fired!”

But at the White House, he has often outsourced the job of booting employees to his chief of staff - and then announced the departures via Twitter.

On Wednesday, he tweeted that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was out. Sessions is the latest in a series of people to leave Trump’s administration.

JAMES COMEY, FBI DIRECTOR, MAY 9, 2017

When Trump decided to fire Comey, the White House released a letter from the president to his FBI chief explaining that he was being dismissed on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Comey learned of the letter from TV news reports that aired while he was speaking to his staff in Los Angeles. Trump later said Comey’s firing was because of “this Russia thing.” The firing led to Rosenstein’s naming of Robert Mueller as special counsel.

REINCE PRIEBUS, CHIEF OF STAFF, JULY 28, 2017

From Air Force One at the end of a day trip to Long Island, New York, Trump tweeted that he had replaced Priebus with John Kelly. Priebus had been on the flight too. “Reince is a good man,” Trump told reporters waiting on the tarmac in pouring rain.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-firings-factbox/youre-fired-how-trump-has-dismissed-white-house-staff-idUSKCN1NC30G

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