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 TrumpCNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet LA Times editorial board labels Trump 'Bigot-in-Chief' Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates 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 SessionsThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump retreats on census citizenship question Alabama senator says Trump opposed to Sessions Senate bid Judiciary issues blitz of subpoenas for Kushner, Sessions, Trump associates MORE, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisThis week: House Dems voting to hold Barr, Ross in contempt A brief timeline of Trump's clashes with intelligence director Dan Coats Chuck Todd on administration vacancies: 'Is this any way to run a government?' 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) HaleyAmerican women can have it all State denies report ex-spokeswoman received Fox salary while in administration Trump rules out Haley joining 2020 ticket 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 TillersonA brief timeline of Trump's clashes with intelligence director Dan Coats What is Trump's Iran end game? 'I alone can fix it,' Trump said, but has he? MORE was forced out and replaced by Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoTrump's Iran policy proves the primacy of US power — but to what end? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke State Department raises concerns about Sweden's treatment of detained American rapper 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.