Maddow expands wall of departures under Trump after Tillerson ouster

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night expanded her running list of departures from the Trump administration to a third column following a series of firings earlier in the day. 

“So, today, we have added the secretary of State, the under secretary of State for public diplomacy, the NASA administrator, the head of the forest service and the president’s personal assistant,” she said, motioning to the names listed on the wall behind her.

“We have gone to the big wall and three columns,” she added. “Anybody else going tonight?”

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Tillerson's departure then led to the firing of Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein, who contradicted the White House's account of Tillerson's ouster.

Trump's personal assistant, John McEntee, was also fired after he was reportedly denied a security clearance because of financial problems related to online gambling and tax issues.

Those exits came a week after top economic adviser Gary Cohn resigned over a trade policy dispute.

Late Tuesday afternoon, The New York Times reported that Trump is considering replacing Veterans Affairs Secretary David ShulkinDavid Jonathon ShulkinOn paper, Wilkie is the perfect candidate for VA secretary, but his qualifications go further VA nominee heads to full Senate confirmation The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Anticipation builds for Trump’s SCOTUS pick MORE with Energy Secretary Rick PerryJames (Rick) Richard PerryOvernight Energy: Pruitt gone, but investigations remain | Interim EPA chief called Trump a 'bully' in 2016 | Court rules for greens in air pollution case Trump coal plan could lead to 1 pollution-related death for every 2 jobs: study On the agenda for US-Russia talks: Energy MORE.

National security adviser H.R. McMaster has reportedly been on thin ice for some time as well.