WASHINGTON — President Trump’s personal assistant was removed from his job this week, leaving the president more isolated amid a growing exodus of many of his most trusted aides.

John McEntee, who had been with the president since early in his campaign, was escorted out Monday, according to two people close to the White House who spoke on condition of anonymity.

A separate source familiar with the firing told CNN that McEntee was let go because he is under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security for serious financial crimes.

The White House declined to comment.

Shortly after news of the departure became public, the Trump campaign announced that McEntee would be joining the re-election effort as a senior adviser for campaign operations.

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