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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 to oust Nielsen as early as this week: report California wildfire becomes deadliest in state’s history Sinema’s Senate win cheered by LGBTQ groups 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.

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"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 SessionsTrump to oust Nielsen as early as this week: report Acting AG will meet with DOJ ethics officials to discuss possible recusal: reports Swalwell calls acting AG an 'assassin' hired to 'take out' Mueller probe MORE, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisOvernight Defense — Presented by Raytheon — Trump's Armistice Day trip marked by controversy | US ends aerial refueling to Saudi coalition in Yemen | Analysts identify undeclared North Korean missile bases Pompeo reaffirms to Saudi crown prince US will hold Khashoggi’s killers ‘accountable’ With no alternatives, military’s tribalism must go 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) HaleyU.S. think tank identifies 13 undeclared missile bases in North Korea Stalled talks with North Korea indicate larger unravelling of progress Overnight Defense: Pentagon's No. 3 resigns | Pompeo presses Beijing on South China Sea | North Korea 'wasn't ready' for talks, Haley says 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 TillersonWhite House ousts Sessions Trump downplays potential turnover: 'Everybody wants to work in this White House' Trump says Cabinet changes likely after midterms MORE was forced out and replaced by Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoOvernight Defense — Presented by Raytheon — Trump's Armistice Day trip marked by controversy | US ends aerial refueling to Saudi coalition in Yemen | Analysts identify undeclared North Korean missile bases U.S. think tank identifies 13 undeclared missile bases in North Korea Pompeo reaffirms to Saudi crown prince US will hold Khashoggi’s killers ‘accountable’ 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.