List of Trump administration dismissals and resignations

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Many political appointees of Donald Trump, the 45th and current President of the United States, have resigned or been dismissed. The record-setting turnover rate in the Trump Administration has been noted in various publications.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Several Trump appointees, including National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price have the shortest-service tenures in the history of their respective offices.[a]

For completeness, the list below includes, in addition to dismissals and resignations, routine job changes such as promotions (e.g. Gina Haspel from CIA Deputy Director to Director), officials moving to a comparable position (e.g. John F. Kelly from Secretary of Homeland Security to Chief of Staff), and acting or temporary officials being replaced by permanent ones.

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Executive Office of the President[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Reince Priebus
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White House Chief of Staff
January 20, 2017 July 31, 2017 His tenure may be considered the shortest in the office's history, excluding interim appointments, if James Baker's separate tenures as Chief of Staff under two different presidents (Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush) are combined (Baker served only 150 days as Bush's Chief of Staff).[10]
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John F. Kelly
July 31, 2017 January 2, 2019 President Trump announced that General Kelly would be leaving at the end of the 2018[11]
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Katie Walsh
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White House Principal Deputy Chief of Staff
January 20, 2017 March 30, 2017 Moving to "Trump’s outside political group" America First Policies[12]
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White House Deputy Chief of Staff (Implementation)
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Kirstjen Nielsen
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White House Principal Deputy Chief of Staff
September 6, 2017 December 6, 2017 Left to become United States Secretary of Homeland Security[13]
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James W. Carroll
December 6, 2017 February 9, 2018 Left to become acting director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy
Zachary Fuentes June 6, 2018 January 2, 2019 [14]
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Joe Hagin
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White House Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations)
January 20, 2017 July 6, 2018
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White House Deputy Chief of Staff (Policy)
March 16, 2018 Formerly the executive director of Trump's presidential transition team, he was a Deputy Chief of Staff until resigning in March 2018,[15] reportedly to seek a job in the private sector[16]
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Director of the Office of Chief of Staff
January 22, 2017 September 2017
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Steve Bannon
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Senior Counselor to the President
January 20, 2017 August 18, 2017 Returned to Breitbart News. Per some sources, White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly asked for his immediate resignation on August 18.[17] Bannon said he submitted a two-week resignation notice on August 4.[18]
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White House Chief Strategist
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Johnny DeStefano
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Counselor to the President
February 9, 2018 May 24, 2019 Oversaw the Offices of Intergovernmental Affairs, Presidential Personnel, Political Affairs, and Public Liaison. Will work for Juul.[19]
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Director of the Office of Public Liaison
February 9, 2018 March 18, 2018
September 25, 2017 February 9, 2018
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White House Director of Presidential Personnel
January 20, 2017 January 2018
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Dina Powell
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Senior Counselor to the President
(Economic Initiatives)
January 22, 2017 January 12, 2018
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Deputy National Security Advisor (Strategy)
March 15, 2017
Nadia Schadlow January 21, 2018 April 27, 2018
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White House Deputy Cabinet Secretary
January 20, 2017[20] mid-April, 2018[21] Became a senior advisor to secretary of the Department of Energy Rick Perry[21]
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Special Advisor to the President on Regulatory Reform
August 18, 2017 Left amid concerns of conflicts of interest[22][23][24][25][26]
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Reed Cordish
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Assistant to the President
(Intergovernmental and Technology Initiatives)
February 16, 2018 Stated he never planned to stay with the administration for more than a year and that his policy role was complete[27]
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Sebastian Gorka
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Deputy Assistant to the President
August 25, 2017 Failed to obtain the security clearance necessary for work on national security issues[28][29]
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Carlos Díaz-Rosillo
June 19, 2018 Left to work at the National Endowment for the Humanities as Senior Deputy Chairman[30][31]
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Sean Cairncross
June 2019
Ira Greenstein February 1, 2017 March 30, 2018
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Michael Anton
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Deputy Assistant to the President
(Strategic Communications)
February 8, 2017 April 8, 2018
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Special Assistant to the President
January 2017 September 5, 2017 [32]
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Reagan Thompson[33]
January 2018
(Appointed by Melania Trump)
July 2018
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Director of Policy for the First Lady
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Special Assistant to the President
January 23, 2017 December 2018
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White House Director of Information Technology
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Ray Starling
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Special Assistant to the President
(Agriculture, Trade and Food Assistance)
February 2017 May 2018 Left to become USDA Chief of Staff[35][36]
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Special Assistant to the President
(Domestic Energy and Environmental Policy)
April 2018 [37]
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Special Assistant to the President
(International Energy and Environment Policy)
February 14, 2018 Resigned after learning he would not be able to obtain a security clearance due to past marijuana use[38]
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Special Assistant to the President (Legislative Affairs)
January 2017 January 2018 @JakeSherman (December 5, 2017). "White House leg affairs losing Ben Howard — heading back to the Hill to work for Scalise" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
Cindy Simms February 2017 March 2018
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Special Assistant to the President
(Office of Communications)
January 2017 May 2018 [39]
Kelly Sadler May 2017 June 2018 Mocked Senator John McCain in a May 2018 closed-door meeting in front of two dozen other staffers[40]
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Special Assistant to the President
(Technology, Telecom, and Cyber-Security Policy)
February 23, 2017 March 2018 Left to join the private law firm DLA Piper[41][42][43]
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Michael Flynn
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National Security Advisor
January 20, 2017 February 13, 2017 Resigned after misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the nature and content of his communications with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.[44][45] His tenure was the shortest in the office's history.[46][47]
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H. R. McMaster
February 20, 2017 April 9, 2018 McMaster was criticized in August 2017 after he fired several National Security Council staff members,[48][49][50][51][52] but Trump affirmed his confidence in McMaster.[53][54] On March 15, 2018, it was reported that Trump had decided to dismiss McMaster at a later, unspecified date.[55] McMaster resigned as National Security Advisor on March 22, 2018, effective April 9.[56][57][58]
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K. T. McFarland
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Deputy National Security Advisor
May 19, 2017 Reported not to be a good fit at the NSC,[59][60] she resigned after less than four months. Trump nominated her to be United States Ambassador to Singapore, but her nomination stalled and was withdrawn.[61]
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Ricky L. Waddell
May 19, 2017 May 15, 2018
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Mira Ricardel
May 15, 2018 November 14, 2018 Left after reported disputes with Defense Secretary James Mattis and First Lady Melania Trump[62]
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Tom Bossert
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Homeland Security Advisor
January 20, 2017 April 10, 2018 His resignation came after John R. Bolton was announced as National Security Adviser, indicating Bolton's intentions to name his own people to supporting positions. Bossert had previously expressed interest in becoming involved in policy issues such as counterterrorism and cyberwarfare, but had spent much of his time as Homeland Security Advisor as the administration's face in dealing with hurricanes that affected Texas and Florida.[63]
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Rob Joyce
April 10, 2018 May 31, 2018
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Deputy Homeland Security Advisor
October 13, 2017 April 10, 2018
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Keith Kellogg
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National Security Advisor
February 13, 2017 February 20, 2017
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Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the National Security Council
January 20, 2017 April 27, 2018
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Fred Fleitz
April 27, 2018 October 15, 2018 [64]
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Director of Strategic Planning of the National Security Council
July 21, 2017 [65]
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Deputy Chief of Staff for the National Security Council
January 2017 July 2017 [66]
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Senior Director for Intelligence Programs of the National Security Council
August 2, 2017 [67]
Michael Barry October 2017 July 2018 [68]
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Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the National Security Council
January 2017 February 2017 [69]
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Fiona Hill
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Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs of the National Security Council
April 2017 June 2019 [70]
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Derek Harvey
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Senior Director for Middle East and North African Affairs of the National Security Council
January 27, 2017 July 27, 2017 [71]
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Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense of the National Security Council
April 2017 October 2, 2018 [72]
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Senior Director for Gulf Affairs of the National Security Council
March 2018 November 16, 2018 [73]
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Senior Director for International Organizations and Alliances of the National Security Council
January 2017 July 14, 2018 [74]
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White House Staff Secretary
January 20, 2017 February 7, 2018 Resigned his position as White House Staff Secretary after domestic abuse allegations from both of his former wives came to public attention[75]
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Madeleine Westerhout
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White House Personal Secretary
January 20, 2017 February 2, 2019
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Sean Spicer
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White House Press Secretary
January 20, 2017 July 21, 2017 Spicer was also acting White House Communications Director January 20 – March 6, 2017 and June 2 – July 21, 2017. Announced his resignation July 21, 2017, although he remained at the White House in an unspecified capacity until August 31.[76][77] His tenure was the sixth-shortest in the office's history.[b][78]
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White House Director of Communications
January 20, 2017 March 6, 2017
June 2, 2017 July 21, 2017
Michael Dubke March 6, 2017 June 2, 2017 His tenure was the fourth-shortest in the office's history, excluding interim appointments.
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Anthony Scaramucci
July 25, 2017 July 31, 2017 His tenure was the shortest in the office's history, breaking the former record held by Jack Koehler.[79]
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Hope Hicks
August 16, 2017 March 29, 2018 On February 27, 2018, Hicks told a Congressional committee that she had told "white lies" on Trump's behalf.[80][81][82] The next day Hicks announced her intention to resign,[83][84] effective March 29.[85]
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White House Director of Strategic Communications
January 20, 2017 September 12, 2017
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Mercedes Schlapp
September 12, 2017 July 1, 2019 Pres. Trump tweeted that Schlapp would be joining his 2020 presidential campaign.
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White House Director of Communications
July 5, 2018 March 8, 2019 Resigned to work for the Trump 2020 presidential campaign.[86] After a vacancy of nearly four months, Stephanie Grisham became Communications Director.
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White House Deputy Chief of Staff (Communications)
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders
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White House Press Secretary
July 26, 2017 June 30, 2019 Stephanie Grisham, the new Press Secretary and Communications Director, is also the First Lady's Press Secretary and Communications Director.
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White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary
January 22, 2017 July 26, 2017 Became White House Press Secretary
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Lindsay Walters
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Deputy Press Secretary
April 13, 2019
Hogan Gidley October 11, 2017 January 31, 2019
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Raj Shah
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White House Deputy Director of Communications and Research
January 20, 2017 September 12, 2017
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White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary
September 12, 2017 January 14, 2019 [87]
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Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations
January 22, 2017 March 25, 2017
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Deputy White House Communications Director
January 20, 2017 February 28, 2018 Resigned in order to move back to New York City because of "family obligations"[88]
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Senior White House Assistant Press Secretary
July 25, 2017 White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci stated his intent to fire Short in an interview with Politico on July 25, 2017. Short resigned later that day.[89]
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Helen Aguirre Ferré
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White House Director of Media Affairs
January 23, 2017 August 2018 Resigned to become Director for Strategic Communications and Public Affairs for the National Endowment for the Arts
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White House Director of Advance
January 22, 2017 July 31, 2017
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Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council
December 2017
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White House Director of Budget Policy
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Marc Short
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White House Director of Legislative Affairs
July 20, 2018[90] February, 2019: Returning to White House as chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence[91]
Shahira Knight July 2018 June 17, 2019 Decided to depart as cooperation with Congress had taken a back seat to election politics.[92]
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Special Assistant to the President (Economic Policy)
January 20, 2017 July 2018
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White House Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs of Nominations
January 2017 October 2018
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Gary Cohn
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Director of the National Economic Council
January 20, 2017 March 13, 2018 Announcement followed Trump's proposal to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminum, and Trump's cancellation of a meeting with end-users of steel and aluminium that Cohn had arranged in an attempt to dissuade the president from the planned tariffs.[93]
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Deputy Director of the National Economic Council for Economic Policy
(Domestic Policy)
January 22, 2017 January 2018 [94]
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Kenneth Juster
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Deputy Director of the National Economic Council (International Policy)
January 20, 2017 June 8, 2017 Became U.S. Ambassador to India

Everett Eissenstat

June 8, 2017 July 2, 2018
Clete Willems July 2, 2018 March 22, 2019 [95]
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Peter Navarro
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Director of the National Trade Council
January 22, 2017 April 29, 2017
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Justin R. Clark
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Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
January 20, 2017 March 13, 2018
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George Sifakis
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Director of the Office of Public Liaison
March 6, 2017 September 25, 2017 Left after less than seven months[96]
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Justin R. Clark
March 18, 2018 December 7, 2018
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Steve Munisteri
December 7, 2018 February 2, 2019
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Deputy Director of the Office of Public Liaison
February 14, 2017 February 2, 2019
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Omarosa Manigault Newman
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Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison
January 20, 2017 January 20, 2018 Resignation was announced December 13, 2017.[97][98] It was reported that White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly fired Omarosa,[99][100] but Omarosa disputed the account, stating that she resigned.[101][102]
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Keith Schiller
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Director of Oval Office Operations
January 20, 2017 September 20, 2017 Left reportedly after White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly told him he needed permission to speak to the president and to provide written reports of those conversations[103][104][105]
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White House Director of Political Affairs
January 21, 2017 December 7, 2018
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Don McGahn
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White House Counsel
January 20, 2017 October 17, 2018[107] President Trump tweeted in August 2018 that McGahn would leave after the Kavanaugh confirmation vote [108]
Emmet Flood October 17, 2018 December 10, 2018
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Makan Delrahim
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White House Deputy Counsel
January 20, 2017 September 28, 2017 Left to become United States Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Antitrust Division

Gregory G. Katsas

January 22, 2017 December 8, 2017 Left to become Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Stefan Passantino January 20, 2017 August 2018
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White House Special Counsel
July 2017 May 2018

Stacy Cline Amin

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White House Associate Counsel
January 2017

Rene Augustine

January 2018
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John Bash
December 2017 Left to become United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas
James Burnham October 2017 Resigned to become a United States Assistant Attorney General
Michael Ellis February 6, 2017
Chris Grieco January 2017 August 2018
Brian Rabbitt November 2017
Jim Schultz January 20, 2017 November 24, 2017
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White House Deputy Associate Counsel
January 2017 April 2018
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Personal attorney for President Trump
June 2017 March 22, 2018 Dowd cited Trump's repeatedly ignoring advice, clashing over legal strategy, and the recent hire of attorney Joseph diGenova to the legal team as justification for his resignation,[109][110] while Trump cited his lack of confidence in Dowd to handle the investigation.[110]
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Legal Advisor to the President
May 24, 2017 July 20, 2017
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White House speechwriter
January 20, 2017 February 9, 2018 Resigned after his ex-wife Jessica Corbett detailed allegations of physical and emotional abuse during their two-and-a-half year marriage. Sorensen denied the allegations,[111] alleged that she had been abusive towards him and submitted his resignation.[112]
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White House speechwriter and Policy Aide to the President
August 19, 2018 [113]
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Personal Aide to the President
January 20, 2017 March 13, 2018
Jordan Karem March 13, 2018 January 2019
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Director of Oval Office Operations
June 6, 2018
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Ronny Jackson
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Physician to the President
July 25, 2013 March 28, 2018
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Chairman of the Strategic and Policy Forum

January 22, 2017 August 16, 2017 [114]
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Chris Christie
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Chair of the Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission
March 29, 2017 November 1, 2017
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Charlie Baker
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Member of the Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission
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Roy Cooper
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Patrick J. Kennedy
Bertha Madras
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Pam Bondi
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Kris Kobach
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Vice Chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity
May 11, 2017 January 3, 2018
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Mary Fallin
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Co-Chair of the Council of Governors
May 2017 January 14, 2019
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Dannel Malloy
Reappointment
(Tenure began February 4, 2010)
January 9, 2019
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Terry Branstad
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Member of the Council of Governors
March 9, 2011 May 24, 2017
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Matt Mead
May 1, 2017
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Brian Sandoval
February 21, 2013
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Terry McAuliffe
February 24, 2015
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Rick Snyder
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Eric Greitens
May 2017 June 1, 2018
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Bill Haslam
Reappointment
(Tenure began in 2014)
January 19, 2019
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Mark Dayton[115]
Reappointment
(Tenure began February 24, 2015)
January 7, 2019
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Rick Scott
May 1, 2017 January 7, 2019
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Bill Walker
December 3, 2018
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Charlie Baker
Reappointment
(Tenure began in 2016)
February 22, 2019
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John Bel Edwards
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Neomi Rao
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Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
July 18, 2017 March 18, 2019 Left to become Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
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Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
January 20, 2017 March 27, 2017
Richard J. Baum March 28, 2017 February 9, 2018
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Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of National Drug Control Policy and White House Liaison
January 23, 2017 January 24, 2018 Formerly White House Liaison at the Office of National Drug Control Policy as a political appointee and Deputy White House Liaison/Special Assistant at the Department of Treasury, Weyeneth was the Deputy Chief of Staff until resigning on January 24, 2018.[116] Hired by HUD in March 2018 on opioid policy, he said in January he was "unfairly criticized".[117]
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Trade Representative

January 20, 2017 March 2, 2017
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Stephen Vaughn
March 2, 2017 May 15, 2017
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Kevin Hassett
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Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
September 13, 2017 July 15, 2019 [118]

Office of the Vice President[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Chief of Staff to the Vice President
January 22, 2017 July 28, 2017
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Nick Ayers
July 28, 2017 December 31, 2018 Ayers tweeted on December 8 that he would be departing at the end of the year.
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Deputy Chief of Staff to the Vice President
January 22, 2017 September 2017
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Marc Lotter
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Press Secretary to the Vice President
October 2017 [119]
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Deputy Staff Secretary to the Vice President
Resigned to become Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy
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Associate Director of Domestic Policy for the Vice President
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Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President

Department of Agriculture[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Mike Young
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Secretary of Agriculture
January 20, 2017 April 25, 2017
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Deputy Secretary of Agriculture
January 20, 2017 October 10, 2017

Department of Commerce[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Kenneth E. Hyatt
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Under Secretary of Commerce
(International Trade)
2016 January 2018
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Israel Hernandez
May 22, 2017 December 2017
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Elizabeth Erin Walsh
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Assistant Secretary of Commerce
(Global Markets)
August 17, 2017 May 3, 2018 Walsh was terminated on May 3, 2018 and escorted out of the Department of Commerce headquarters for unknown reasons. An internal investigation was initiated.[120]
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Director General of the United States Commercial Service
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Mira Ricardel
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Under Secretary of Commerce
(Export Administration)
September 11, 2017 May 14, 2018 Left to become the deputy national security advisor under John R. Bolton
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Chris Garcia
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Director of the Minority Business Development Agency
May 22, 2017 February 27, 2018 Washington Post reported that Garcia was one of four Department of Commerce appointees who departed over issues with their security clearance. However, Garcia stated in a brief interview that he had planned to leave the agency for several weeks.[121]
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Deputy Director of the Minority Business Development Agency
May 22, 2017 February 27, 2018

Department of Defense[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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James Mattis
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Secretary of Defense
January 20, 2017 December 31, 2018 President Trump tweeted that General Mattis would be "retiring" at the end of February 2019; however, Mattis wrote a strongly worded resignation letter rebuking Trump foreign policy behavior, and thus became the first ever Secretary of Defense to resign in protest. Days later, Trump tweeted that Deputy Secretary Patrick Shanahan would become Acting Secretary on January 1, 2019, two months earlier than Mattis' original departure date.
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Patrick M. Shanahan
January 1, 2019 June 23, 2019 Shanahan withdrew from consideration for Secretary of Defense.[122]
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Deputy Secretary of Defense
July 19, 2017 January 1, 2019 Became Acting Secretary of Defense
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Robert O. Work
May 1, 2014 July 14, 2017
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Kevin M. Sweeney
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Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Defense
January 23, 2017 January 5, 2019 [123]
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John H. Gibson
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Chief Management Officer of Defense
February 21, 2018 November 30, 2018 Submitted resignation on
November 5, 2018
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Deputy Chief Management Officer of Defense
November 29, 2017 February 21, 2018 Became Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense
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David Norquist
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Under Secretary of Defense
(Comptroller)
June 2, 2017 July 31, 2019 Became the United States Deputy Secretary of Defense
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Anthony Kurta
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Under Secretary of Defense
(Personnel and Readiness)
January 20, 2017 November 30, 2017
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Robert Wilkie
November 30, 2017 July 30, 2018 Became the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
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Robert H. McMahon
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Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Logistics and Materiel Readiness)
August 15, 2018 Resigned to become Assistant Secretary of Defense (Sustainment)
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Assistant Secretary of Defense
(International Security Affairs)
January 2017 July 2017
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Robert Karem
June 7, 2017 October 31, 2018
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Under Secretary of Defense
(Policy)
June 5, 2017 October 27, 2017
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David Trachtenberg
October 27, 2017 January 8, 2018
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Theresa Whelan
January 20, 2017 June 5, 2017
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Dana W. White
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Assistant to the Secretary of Defense
(Public Affairs)
January 2017 December 31, 2018 The Pentagon spokeswoman was being investigated by the Inspector General when she resigned.[124]
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Heather Wilson
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Secretary of the Air Force
May 16, 2017 May 31, 2019 Resigned to become president of the University of Texas at El Paso[125]
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Lisa Disbrow
January 20, 2017 May 16, 2017
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Under Secretary of the Air Force
February 24, 2016 June 30, 2017
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Matthew Donovan
August 4, 2017 June 1, 2019
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Assistant Secretary of the Navy
(Installations and Environment)
2017 2018
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Phyllis L. Bayer
February 20, 2018 March 30, 2019
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Robert M. Speer
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Secretary of the Army
January 20, 2017 August 2, 2017
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Ryan McCarthy
August 3, 2017 November 20, 2017
June 23, 2019 July 15, 2019 McCarthy was Acting Army Secretary while Esper was Acting Defense Secretary. Now that Esper is Defense Secretary, McCarthy is Acting Army Secretary yet again and has been nominated to succeed Esper as Army Secretary.
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Mark Esper
November 20, 2017 July 23, 2019 Became the United States Secretary of Defense
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Secretary of Defense
June 23, 2019 July 15, 2019 Pres. Trump appointed Esper Acting Defense Secretary and nominated him for Defense Secretary. By law, Esper could not serve as Acting Secretary during the confirmation process, so Navy Secretary Spencer was Acting Defense Secretary for a brief period.
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Richard Spencer
July 15, 2019 July 23, 2019
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Sean Stackley
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Secretary of the Navy
January 20, 2017 August 3, 2017
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Assistant Secretary of the Navy
(Research, Development and Acquisition)
July 28, 2008 August 3, 2017

Department of Education[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
Phil Rosenfelt Seal of the United States Department of Education.svg
Secretary of Education
January 20, 2017 February 7, 2017
Carlos G. Muñiz Seal of the United States Department of Education.svg
General Counsel of Education
April 23, 2018 January 24, 2019
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Douglas Webster
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Chief Financial Officer of Education
January 9, 2018 [126]

Department of Energy[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Grace Bochenek
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Secretary of Energy
January 20, 2017 March 2, 2017
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Kevin J. McIntyre
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Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
December 7, 2017 October 22, 2018
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Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
January 2, 2019 Died in office
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Neil Chatterjee
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Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
August 10, 2017 December 7, 2017 Replaced by Kevin J. McIntyre
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Robert Powelson
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Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
May 8, 2017 July 1, 2018 Left to become the president and CEO of the National Association of Water Companies

Department of Health and Human Services[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Norris Cochran
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Secretary of Health and Human Services
January 20, 2017 February 10, 2017
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Tom Price
February 10, 2017 September 29, 2017 Resigned following scrutiny of his use of private charters and military aircraft for travel.[127][128][129] His tenure was the shortest in the office's history.[129]
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Don J. Wright
September 29, 2017 October 10, 2017
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Assistant Secretary for Health
February 10, 2017 February 15, 2018
Karen DeSalvo October 2014 February 2017
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Charmaine Yoest
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Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (Public Affairs)
May 14, 2017 February 28, 2018 Left to join the Office of National Drug Control Policy[130]
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Deputy Director of Communications
December 4, 2017 July 27, 2018 Resigned after reportedly making anti-Muslim comments[131]
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Brenda Fitzgerald
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Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
July 7, 2017 January 31, 2018 Resigned due to scrutiny of her financial holdings, which included stock in Japan Tobacco.[132] Her tenure was the shortest in the office's history, excluding interim appointments.[133]
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Scott Gottlieb
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Commissioner of Food and Drugs
May 11, 2017 April 5, 2019 Announced his resignation on March 5[134]

Department of Homeland Security[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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John F. Kelly
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Secretary of Homeland Security
January 20, 2017 July 31, 2017 Resigned to become White House Chief of Staff
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Elaine Duke
July 31, 2017 December 6, 2017
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Kirstjen Nielsen
December 6, 2017 April 10, 2019 President Trump announced via tweet, "Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service."
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Russell Deyo
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Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
November 1, 2016 April 4, 2017
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Elaine Duke
April 10, 2017 April 15, 2018
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Claire Grady
April 16, 2018 April 10, 2019 Reportedly forced to resign to make way for Kevin McAleenan to become Acting Secretary[135]
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Under Secretary of Homeland Security
(Management)
August 8, 2017 April 10, 2019
Richard Staropoli Seal of the United States Department of Homeland Security.svg
Chief Information Officer of Homeland Security
April 2017 August 2017 [136]
Benjamin Cassidy Seal of the United States Department of Homeland Security.svg
Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security
(Legislative Affairs)
April 3, 2017 March 20, 2018
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Under Secretary of Homeland Security
(Intelligence and Analysis)
March 2017 August 2017
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Thomas Homan
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Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
January 30, 2017 June 30, 2018 Retired
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Ronald Vitiello
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Chief of the United States Border Patrol
February 1, 2017 April 25, 2017 Resigned to become Acting Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection[137]
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Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
April 26, 2017 June 29, 2018 Appointed as the deputy director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as well as the acting director
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Deputy Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
June 30, 2018 April 12, 2019 His nomination as Director was withdrawn April 5.[138]
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Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
June 30, 2018 April 12, 2019
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Matthew Albence
April 13, 2019 May 28, 2019
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Mark Morgan
May 28, 2019 July 7, 2019 Named Acting Commissioner of CBP. Deputy Director Albence becomes Acting Director once again. The Trump administration has never had a Senate-confirmed ICE Director.
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Brock Long
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Administrator of the
Federal Emergency Management Agency
June 23, 2017 March 8, 2019 Announced his resignation February 13, effective March 8, 2019, with his deputy, Peter Gaynor, to serve as acting administrator[139]
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Randolph Alles
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Director of the United States Secret Service
April 25, 2017 May 1, 2019 [140]
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Lee Cissna
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Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
October 8, 2017 June 1, 2019 Submitted his resignation at the request of Trump on May 24, 2019, effective June 1.[141]
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John V. Kelly
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DHS Inspector General
December 1, 2017 June 2019 Retired earlier than planned following revelations that he directed his staff to whitewash audits of DHS performance after federal disasters.[142]
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Kevin McAleenan
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Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
January 20, 2017 April 11, 2019 Became Acting Secretary of Homeland Security
John P. Sanders April 15, 2019 July 7, 2019 Mark Morgan became Acting Commissioner. Congressman Bennie Thompson describes DHS leadership as "a constant game of musical chairs."

Department of Housing and Urban Development[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Craig Clemmensen
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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
January 20, 2017 March 2, 2017
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Pam Patenaude
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Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
September 27, 2017 January 17, 2019 Announced in December 2018 that she planned to resign in the new year[143]
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Suzanne Israel Tufts
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Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Administration)
January 5, 2018 October 19, 2018 Resigned after controversy over being the next acting inspector general for the Interior Department[144]
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Neal Rackleff
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Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
(Community Planning and Development)
October 18, 2017 November 2018 [145]
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Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ginnie Mae
July 2017 January 16, 2019
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Interim President of Ginnie Mae
July 2017 January 16, 2019 President Trump nominated him to be permanent president of Ginnie Mae in May 2018, but the nomination was not confirmed before Bright resigned[146]

Department of the Interior[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
Kevin Haugrud Seal of the United States Department of the Interior.svg
Secretary of the Interior
January 20, 2017 March 1, 2017
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Ryan Zinke
March 1, 2017 January 2, 2019 [147]
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Deputy Secretary of the Interior
January 20, 2017 August 1, 2017
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David Bernhardt
August 1, 2017 April 11, 2019 Became Secretary of the Interior[148]
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior
(Indian Affairs)
June 11, 2017 December 29, 2017 [149]

Department of Justice[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Jeff Sessions
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Attorney General
February 8, 2017 November 7, 2018 Resigned at the request of President Trump. Replaced temporarily with Matthew Whitaker.[150]
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Sally Yates
January 20, 2017 January 30, 2017 Dismissed by President Trump on January 30, after she instructed the Justice Department not to make legal arguments defending Executive Order 13769
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Deputy Attorney General
January 10, 2015 January 30, 2017
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Dana Boente
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Attorney General
January 30, 2017 February 9, 2017
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Deputy Attorney General
February 9, 2017 April 25, 2017
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Rod Rosenstein
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Deputy Attorney General
April 26, 2017 May 11, 2019 Despite numerous reports of his resignation or firing, he lasted through the release of the Mueller Report and the appointments of AG Barr and DAG Rosen.
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Jody Hunt
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Chief of Staff to the Attorney General
February 2017 October 2017
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Matthew Whitaker
October 2017 November 7, 2018 [151]
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Attorney General
November 7, 2018 February 14, 2019
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Senior Counselor in the Office of the Associate Attorney General
February 15, 2019 March 2, 2019
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Rachel Brand
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Associate Attorney General
May 22, 2017 February 20, 2018 Resigned to take a job as head of global corporate governance at Walmart[152]
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Jesse Panuccio
February 2017 May 22, 2017
February 21, 2018 May 3, 2019
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Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General
February 2017 May 14, 2019
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United States Attorneys
Various March 10, 2017

On March 10, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions requested the resignations of 46 United States Attorneys.[153] Trump declined to accept the resignations of Dana Boente, who was serving as Acting Deputy Attorney General, and Rod Rosenstein, whom Trump had selected to become Deputy Attorney General.[154][155][156] Trump also allowed Deirdre M. Daly and Richard S. Hartunian to remain in office for a period of several months until they completed 20 years of service at the Justice Department.[157] Preet Bharara refused to resign and was fired.[158][159]

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James Comey
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Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
September 4, 2013 May 9, 2017

Statements from Trump and the White House suggested he had been dismissed to ease the "pressure" on Trump due to the Russia investigation.[160][161][162] Later that month he arranged for a friend to tell the press about a memo he had written after a February 14 private meeting with the president. It said Trump had asked him to end the FBI's investigation into Michael Flynn, the former National Security Advisor. His dismissal, the memo, and Comey's subsequent Congressional testimony were interpreted by some commentators as evidence of obstruction of justice and became part of a widening investigation by Robert Mueller, the Special Counsel appointed to probe Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.[163]

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Andrew McCabe
May 9, 2017 August 2, 2017
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Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
February 1, 2016 January 29, 2018 Resigned after being repeatedly taunted by President Trump.[164][165] He then went on paid leave until his scheduled retirement date of March 18, 2018.[166] On March 16, 2018, Jeff Sessions fired McCabe 26 hours before his scheduled retirement.[167][168] Sessions said he based his action on reports from the DOJ Inspector General and the FBI's disciplinary office saying that McCabe had made unauthorized releases of information to the media and had "lacked candor" in talking about it. McCabe denied he had ever been dishonest and charged that his firing was politically motivated.[169][170][171]
Michael Kortan Seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.svg
Assistant Director for Public Affairs for the Federal Bureau of Investigation
September 2009 February 2018 [172]
Hugh Hurwitz Seal of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.svg
Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons
May 2018 August 19, 2019 Removed after Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide while in Federal custody

Department of Labor[edit]

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Edward C. Hugler
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Secretary of Labor
January 20, 2017 April 28, 2017
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Alexander Acosta
April 28, 2017 July 19, 2019 Resigned due to controversy over his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case when he was a U.S. Attorney in Florida in 2008.
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Assistant Secretary of Labor
(Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs)
January 2, 2018 January 25, 2019

Department of State[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Rex Tillerson
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Secretary of State
February 1, 2017 March 31, 2018 Fired March 13, 2018.[173] His tenure was the fifteenth-shortest in the office's 228-year history, and the third-shortest since World War II.[c] Tillerson is the only Secretary of State since at least 1945 to have been fired.[174]
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Thomas A. Shannon Jr.
January 20, 2017 February 1, 2017
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Deputy Secretary of State
February 1, 2017 May 24, 2017
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Under Secretary of State (Political Affairs)
February 12, 2016 June 4, 2018
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Margaret Peterlin
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Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State
February 12, 2017 March 31, 2018
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Mary Kirtley Waters
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Assistant Secretary of State
(Legislative Affairs)
December 20, 2017 October 2018
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Daniel R. Russel
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Assistant Secretary of State
(East Asian and Pacific Affairs)
July 16, 2013 March 8, 2017
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A. Wess Mitchell
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Assistant Secretary of State
(European and Eurasian Affairs)
October 12, 2017 February 15, 2019 [175]
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Mary Catherine Phee
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Assistant Secretary of State
(International Organization Affairs)
December 12, 2017 March 2018
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William E. Todd
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Assistant Secretary of State
(South and Central Asian Affairs)
January 20, 2017 June 12, 2017
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Director General of the Foreign Service
June 12, 2017 February 1, 2019
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Patrick F. Kennedy
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Under Secretary of State (Management)
November 15, 2007 January 26, 2017
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Joyce Anne Barr
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Assistant Secretary of State (Administration)
December 19, 2011
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Michele Thoren Bond
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Assistant Secretary of State
(Consular Affairs)
August 10, 2015 January 27, 2017
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Arnold A. Chacón
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Director General of the Foreign Service
December 22, 2014 June 2, 2017
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Bruce Wharton
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Under Secretary of State
(Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs)
December 8, 2016 July 2017
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Steve Goldstein
December 4, 2017 March 13, 2018 Shortly after President Trump dismissed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on March 13, 2018, Goldstein released a statement that Tillerson did not know why he had been fired and that Tillerson had only learned of his firing that morning from Trump's tweet.[176][177] Goldstein's statement was seen as contradicting the official account of Tillerson's dismissal, which was that Tillerson was informed on March 9 that Trump intended to replace him,[178] and Goldstein was fired from his position.[176][177] According to Axios, Goldstein was disliked in the White House and "seen as openly anti-Trump."[179]
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Heather Nauert
March 13, 2018 October 10, 2018 In December 2018, Trump chose the former Fox & Friends journalist to be the next UN Ambassador, but her nomination was never submitted to the Senate. Nauert left the State Department and joined the board of the Fulbright Program.
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Spokesperson for the United States Department of State
April 24, 2017 April 3, 2019
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Mark Taplin
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Assistant Secretary of State
(Educational and Cultural Affairs)
January 2017 August 2017
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Jennifer Zimdahl Galt
November 13, 2017 March 29, 2018
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Ambassador to Mongolia
October 5, 2015 November 10, 2017
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Susan Stevenson
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Assistant Secretary of State (Public Affairs)
January 20, 2017 February 3, 2018
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Mark Toner
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Spokesperson for the United States Department of State
January 20, 2017 April 24, 2017
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Deputy Spokesperson for the United States Department of State
June 1, 2015 May 2017
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Thomas M. Countryman
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Under Secretary of State
(Arms Control and International Security Affairs)
October 12, 2016 January 27, 2017
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Assistant Secretary of State
(International Security and Nonproliferation)
September 29, 2011 January 27, 2017
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C.S. Eliot Kang
January 27, 2017 January 8, 2018
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Nikki Haley
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Ambassador to the United Nations
January 27, 2017 December 31, 2018 Ambassador Haley announced her resignation in October 2018, effective by the end of the year[180]
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Jonathan Cohen
January 1, 2019 July 31, 2019 Cohen was Acting UN Ambassador until the confirmation of Kelly Craft.
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Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations
June 8, 2018 August 1, 2019 Became Ambassador to Egypt
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Brett McGurk
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Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
October 23, 2015 December 31, 2018 Ambassador McGurk, an Obama holdover who had planned to retire in February 2019, resigned in protest of the Trump administration's Syria policy[181]
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Kelley Eckels Currie
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Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council
August 4, 2017 February 18, 2019 On March 8, 2019, she was nominated to be the next Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues and Representative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.[182]
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Kiron Skinner
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Director of Policy Planning
September 4, 2018 August 2, 2019 [183]
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Kimberly Breier
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Assistant Secretary of State
(Western Hemisphere Affairs)
October 15, 2018 August 8, 2019 Resigned due to internal disputes over immigration policies

Department of Transportation[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Jeffrey Rosen
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Deputy Secretary of Transportation
May 18, 2017 May 22, 2019 Became Deputy Attorney General.[184]
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Daniel Elwell
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Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
January 7, 2018 July 24, 2019 Deputy Administrator Elwell was Acting Administrator from the expiration of Michael Huerta's term until the confirmation of Stephen Dickson.

Department of the Treasury[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Adam Szubin
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Secretary of the Treasury
January 20, 2017 February 13, 2017
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Under Secretary of the Treasury
(Terrorism and Financial Intelligence)
April 16, 2015
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Sigal Mandelker
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Deputy Secretary of the Treasury
June 26, 2017 December 12, 2018
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Christopher Campbell
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Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
(Financial Institutions)
September 25, 2017 July 31, 2018
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David Malpass
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Under Secretary of the Treasury
(International Affairs)
September 25, 2017 April 9, 2019 Became President of the World Bank
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Drew Maloney[185]
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Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
(Legislative Affairs)
August 2017 June 11, 2018

Tony Sayegh
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Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
(Public Affairs)
March 6, 2017 May 2019 [186]

Eli H. Miller
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Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Treasury
April 2019

Department of Veterans Affairs[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Robert Snyder
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Secretary of Veterans Affairs
January 20, 2017 February 14, 2017
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David Shulkin
February 14, 2017 March 28, 2018 On March 28, 2018, Trump announced on Twitter that Shulkin had been fired.[187][188] Following his dismissal, controversy erupted about efforts by the White House to privatize VA healthcare[189] and Shulkin's allegedly inappropriate taxpayer-funded foreign trips.[190]
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Robert Wilkie
March 28, 2018 May 29, 2018
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Peter O'Rourke
May 29, 2018 July 30, 2018
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Gina Farrisee
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Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs
January 20, 2017 February 25, 2017
Scott Blackburn February 26, 2017 August 9, 2017
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Thomas G. Bowman
August 10, 2017 June 15, 2018 Retired[191]
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Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Health)
May 2017 September 25, 2017 [192]
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Peter Shelby
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Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs
(Human Resources and Administration)
February 24, 2018 Summer 2018 Retired
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Donald P. Loren
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Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs
(Operations, Security and Preparedness)

Intelligence community[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
Meroe Park Seal of the Central Intelligence Agency.svg
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
January 20, 2017 January 23, 2017
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Mike Pompeo
January 23, 2017 April 26, 2018 Became Secretary of State
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Gina Haspel
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Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
February 2, 2017 May 21, 2018 Became Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
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Dan Coats
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Director of National Intelligence
March 16, 2017 August 15, 2019 [193]
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Susan M. Gordon
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Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
September 5, 2017 Gordon leaving along with Coats cleared the way for Trump to appoint Joseph Maguire as acting DNI.

Independent agencies[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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J. Christopher Giancarlo
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Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
August 3, 2017 April 13, 2019
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Richard Cordray
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Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
January 4, 2012 November 24, 2017 After President Trump was inaugurated, he and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney worked to undermine Cordray and the CFPB[194]
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Mick Mulvaney
November 25, 2017 December 11, 2018
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David Silberman
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Deputy Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
January 11, 2016 November 24, 2017
Leandra English November 24, 2017 July 9, 2018
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Chief of External Affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service
August 2017 January 19, 2018 Resigned in January 2018 after racist, sexist, anti-Muslim, anti-LGBT and comments about fellow veterans with PTSD, came to light[195][196]
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Scott Pruitt
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Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
February 17, 2017 July 9, 2018 Resignation tendered July 5, to be effective Friday, July 6, when the Deputy Administrator became Acting Administrator[197][198]
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Andrew R. Wheeler
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Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
April 20, 2018 February 28, 2019 Became EPA Administrator[199]
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Mignon Clyburn
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Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission
August 3, 2009 June 2018 Retired
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Philip A. Miscimarra
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Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board
January 23, 2017 April 23, 2017
April 24, 2017 December 16, 2017
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Linda Puchala
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Member of the National Mediation Board
November 2, 2017 July 1, 2018
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Walter Shaub
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Director of the Office of Government Ethics
January 9, 2013 July 19, 2017 Shaub was outspoken with concerns about the Trump Administration during the transition period and after Trump's inauguration.[200][201][202][200][203][204] Shaub resigned six months before the end of his term, saying that ethics rules should be tighter.[205][206]
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Jeff Tien Han Pon
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Director of the Office of Personnel Management
March 9, 2018 October 5, 2018
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Linda McMahon
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Administrator of the Small Business Administration
February 14, 2017 April 12, 2019 In March 2019, the former WWE executive announced she was leaving the SBA to work for the America First Action SuperPAC.[207]
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Althea Coetzee
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Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration
August 3, 2017 April 15, 2018 [208]

Banks[edit]

Name Office Took office Left office Notes
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Geoffrey Okamoto[209]
Governor of the African Development Bank March 2018
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Governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Excluding interim appointments.
  2. ^ Excluding interim appointments. Also excludes James Brady, who was permanently disabled by a gunshot wound 69 days into his tenure, and George Stephanopoulos, who briefed the press during his tenure as Communications Director though the title formally belonged to Dee Dee Myers.
  3. ^ Excluding interim appointments. Behind Edmund Muskie and Lawrence Eagleburger.

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