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Sport See the trick shot video that made Trump’s (now former) personal assistant famous

18:59  13 march  2018
18:59  13 march  2018 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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Before he was part of Donald Trump's inner circle, before he was reportedly fired this week and before he reportedly joined the Trump re-election campaign the same day, John McEntee was famous for something entirely outside of politics.

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His trick shot video made one day when he was bored at school that currently has more than seven million views on YouTube.

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The former UConn quarterback told WEEI in 2011 that he was inspired by a video the woman's basketball team had made and just wanted to try one on his own. And then, he was surprised by all the attention it got. And sort of regretted it.

Via Deadspin:

"It's starting to get a little out of hand. We didn't make it to promote ourselves, we just made it to be funny. I don't want to take away from the team."

For the record, McEntee's father told Politico in 2017 that his son hadn't spoken to the President about the trick shot video.

Recently, McEntee's father asked his son if he had ever talked to Trump about his famous trick shot video, and he was surprised to learn that his son hadn't. "I thought for sure, because it was so cool, they would have," he said. "But he never brought it up. That's Johnny."

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  Trump's personal aide escorted from White House President Donald Trump's personal aide was removed from the job and escorted out of the White House Monday, though he quickly rejoined the president's campaign.John McEntee, who served as the president's personal assistant, was escorted out, according to two people close to the White House who sought anonymity to discuss private conversations. He was one of a shrinking group of former campaign aides still working in the turbulent West Wing.Trump's 2020 Republican campaign announced Tuesday that he will serve as a senior adviser for campaign operations.

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John McEntee was betting tens of thousands of dollars at a time, according to a person familiar with the situation.A background investigation found that McEntee bet tens of thousands of dollars at a time, making him unsuitable for a sensitive position close to the president, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. There was no indication his gambling was illegal, but there was concern that the 27-year-old could be vulnerable to outside influence, the person said.

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