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The firing of John McEntee, President Trump’s personal aide, was reportedly described by a White House official as a hit to the “morale” there. That’s likely because the 27-year-old was an early addition to Trump’s presidential campaign whose departure continues a West Wing exodus, but it could also be because now there’s no one around at the White House to make football trick shots.
McEntee gained notice for just that talent when he was a quarterback for the University of Connecticut in 2011 and part of the 2012 season. He starred in a video showing off his trick-shot prowess, including at a pool table, on a basketball court and, of course, lobbing footballs into trash cans from a variety of distances and angles.
In 15 games over those two seasons, McEntee, a former walk-on, completed 50.6 of his passes for 2,209 yards, 13 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a 108.5 rating. The Huskies went just 7-8 in those games, but on the bright side, the video above has garnered more than seven million views on YouTube.
In 2015, McEntee joined Trump’s campaign, at the time considered a distinct long shot to make serious headway in Republican primaries, let alone reach the White House. He rose from a volunteer position to become Trump’s “body man,” rarely leaving the president’s side.
However, McEntee was escorted off the White House grounds Monday, with the administration only saying that he had lost his security clearance. The president’s campaign then announced McEntee will rejoin the campaign as a senior adviser of operations. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House oversight committee, sent a letter to Chief of Staff John F. Kelly requesting all documents related to McEntee’s employment and departure.
(H/T SB Nation)
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