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 TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values 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 SessionsGraham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies Martin, Bobby and the will to change Overnight Health Care: Thousands more migrant children may have been separated | Senate rejects bill to permanently ban federal funds for abortion | Women's March to lobby for 'Medicare for All' MORE, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisKerry rips Trump’s ‘pull-out, walk-away presidency’ Macron: US 'retreat from Syria' won't change mission to eradicate ISIS Poll: Most Americans want US troops in Syria 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) HaleyChina’s Uighur abuse augurs poorly for world State Dept halts cooperation with UN probes into potential US human rights violations: report The Memo: Romney moves stir worries in Trump World 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 planning to meet with Pat Roberts amid 2020 Senate speculation Trump concealed details of meetings with Putin from senior officials: report Forget the border wall, a coup in Guatemala is the real emergency MORE was forced out and replaced by Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoPompeo: US 'absolutely not' getting out of the Middle East Pompeo taking meeting about running for Kansas Senate seat: report Ex-US envoy in ISIS fight: 'There's no plan for what's coming' after US troop withdrawal in Syria 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.