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In A White House With Unprecedented Turnover, Survivors Have 'Endurance'

Only a handful of aides that started in the very early days of the Trump administration have made it through the first two years. What do they share? Endurance and a tolerance for conflict.
Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway participates in a TV interview October 3, 2018, at the White House in Washington, D.C. Source: Alex Wong

On the second full day of the Trump presidency, all the top White House aides gathered in the East Room to be sworn in by Vice President Pence. They raised their right hands and and swore to defend the Constitution.

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway has a picture from that day blown up and framed on her office wall. There are familiar faces from the early days of the Trump White House: , , , , , and . They are all gone now, along with many others who took the oath that day. "In the photo are 7 or 8

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