simonm says... List of people in Trump's administration that have quit or been fired. The Trump Administration has seen the highest rate of turnover among White House staff in decades. During the president’s first year, the administration saw a 34% turnover rate. This is the highest of any recent White House, according to a Brookings Institution report that tracked departures of senior officials over the last 40 years. The next-highest turnover rate for an administration’s first year was Ronald Reagan’s, with 17% of senior aides leaving their posts in 1981. Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton saw much lower turnovers during their first year in office—9%, 6%, and 11%, respectively. ------ John Kelly – December 2018. The retired Marine Corps general was hired in July 2017 to bring order to the White House. Matthew Whitaker – December 2018. Named acting attorney general in November this year, replacing Jeff Sessions. Immediately came under scrutiny over past remarks about the investigation into possible Russian collusion with Mr Trump's presidential election campaign. Nikki Haley – December 2018. Stepped down as US ambassador to the UN at the end of the year. Jeff Sessions – November 2018. After months of being attacked and ridiculed by the president, the former senator was forced out as attorney general. Don McGahn – October 2018. Mr Trump revealed in August that the White House counsel would leave following strains between the two over Robert Mueller’s investigation. Scott Pruitt – July 2018. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief quit after he came under fire over a series of ethics controversies. David Shulkin – March 2018. He left his position the Veteran Affairs secretary, telling the media he had been fired rather than resigning. HR McMaster – March 2018. Mr Trump’s national security adviser was replaced by John Bolton. Rex Tillerson – March 2018. The secretary of state was fired by the president on after a series rifts. Gary Cohn – March 2018. The National Economic Council director and former Goldman Sachs president said he resigned his advisory role. Hope Hicks – February 2018. The White House communications director, a long-serving and trusted Trump aide, decided to resign. Rob Porter – February 2018. The White House staff secretary stepped aside following accusations of domestic abuse from former wives. Omarosa Manigault Newman – December 2017. The former star of The Apprentice was fired as assistant to the president. Richard Cordray – November 2017. The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s first director quit his administration role. Tom Price – September 2017. The Health and Human Services secretary quit under pressure from Mr Trump over travel practices. Stephen Bannon – August 2017. Mr Trump’s chief strategist was fired in after clashing with other top White House figures, including the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. Anthony Scaramucci – July 2017. The White House communications director was fired by Mr Trump after only 10 days on the job. Mr Scaramucci had openly criticised Mr Bannon. Reince Priebus – July 2017. Replaced as chief of staff by John Kelly, Priebus lost Mr Trump’s confidence after setbacks in Congress. Sean Spicer – July 2017. Resigned as White House press secretary, ending a turbulent six-month tenure. Walter Shaub – July 2017. The head of the US Office of Government Ethics, who repeatedly clashed with Mr Trump. Michael Dubke – May 2017. Resigned as White House communications director. Katie Walsh – March 2017. The deputy White House chief of staff was transferred out to a Republican activist group. Michael Flynn – February 2017. Resigned in as Mr Trump’s national security adviser. Mr Flynn later pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. He is set to be sentenced later in December. Sally Yates – January 2017. Mr Trump fired the acting US attorney general after she ordered Justice Department lawyers not to enforce is immigration ban.