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    White House Has Highest Turnover Since 1970s

    You knew his catchphrase going in. A think tank’s tracked four decades of presidential administrations, finding that 34 percent of President Trump’s senior staff members have quit or been fired — twice the turnover for first-year record-holder Ronald Reagan and nearly quadruple Barack Obama’s. Of 61 senior officials tracked, 21 have left, including Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, who lasted 11 days, and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. A surviving administration official told the Wall Street Journal that the West Wing’s nonetheless “very well managed” by the latest chief of staff.

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