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Trump aide becomes latest to leave White House

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2018 (BSS/AFP) -The White House on Tuesday announced the latest departure from President Donald Trump’s administration: deputy chief of staff Joe Hagin, who played a key role in organizing the historic summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

Hagin, 62, had worked for three previous Republican presidents: Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush and George W Bush, and will be returning to the private sector.

“Joe Hagin has been a huge asset to my administration,” said Trump, while thanking him for planning and executing “one of the most historic foreign trips ever made by a president.”

Hagin joins a long list of administration staff to have departed in recent months, either of their own volition or after being fired.

BSS/AFP/AU/07:45 hrs