White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Joe Hagin is leaving the White House.
Hagin is a huge loss to the Trump administration after serving in every GOP White House since the Reagan era. He also served the same role in the Bush administration, lending much-needed experience to the West Wing.
Most recently, Hagin was instrumental in all the detailed logistics work needed to make Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore happen, a move Trump has taken as a huge win.
According to the New York Times, who reported on his departure Tuesday afternoon:
Hagin’s departure comes as the Trump administration continues to set records for staff turnover. More than 60 percent of those who served in senior positions at the beginning of the administration have exited.
Trump, in a statement, says Hagin has been a “huge asset to my administration.”
CNN’s Jeff Zeleny also remarked on Hagin’s departure, noting Hagin is “one of the adults” in the West Wing.
Hagin’s reported last day is July 6.
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