Trump downplays potential turnover: 'Everybody wants to work in this White House'

Trump downplays potential turnover: 'Everybody wants to work in this White House'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem lawmaker says Electoral College was 'conceived' as way to perpetuate slavery Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals to visit White House on Monday Transportation Dept requests formal audit of Boeing 737 Max certification MORE on Wednesday dismissed reports that members of his administration are expected to depart, telling reporters "everybody" wants to work in the White House.

Trump was asked at a press conference in the East Room about potential changes to his Cabinet and his White House staff now that the midterm elections have come and gone. 

"There will be changes. Nothing monumental from that standpoint, I don’t think very much different from most administrations," Trump said.


"We have many people lined up for every single position," he continued. "Everybody wants to work in this White House. We are a hot country. This is a hot White House. We are a White House that people want to work with."

Trump on Wednesday would not get into specific changes he expects to make, other than to say his would likely mirror past administrations that made changes after the midterms.

Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsRosenstein still working at DOJ despite plans to leave in mid-March Juan Williams: Don't rule out impeaching Trump O'Rourke on impeachment: 2020 vote may be best way to 'resolve' Trump MORE, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisMattis returning to Stanford months after Pentagon resignation US-backed fighters capture ISIS militants suspected of killing American troops Nielsen warns US 'not prepared' for foreign cyberattacks MORE are among the high-ranking officials who are reportedly expected to leave the administration by the end of the year.

Chief of Staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE has also been the subject of persistent reports of his imminent departure, though Trump has committed to keeping him on through the end of his first term.

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) Haley40 years of Iranian threats against Israel and few pay any attention Nikki Haley endorses term limits for Congress Pelosi: Kim 'big winner' of North Korea talks MORE announced last month she will leave her position by the end of the year.

Trump has already cycled through multiple Cabinet officials and aides in his roughly two years in office.

Former Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonPompeo jokes he'll be secretary of State until Trump 'tweets me out of office' Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN ambassador job Trump administration’s top European diplomat to resign in February MORE was forced out and replaced by Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoState Department blocks reporters from Pompeo briefing with faith-based media: report The Hill's Morning Report - Dems contemplate big election and court reforms Pompeo jokes he'll be secretary of State until Trump 'tweets me out of office' MORE, whose departure as head of the CIA led to Gina Haspel's appointment.

Trump is already on his third national security adviser with John Bolton, and his second press secretary with Sanders.

The president has also had two chiefs of staff and more than one head at the Homeland Security Department, Health and Human Services Department, Veterans Affairs Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.