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Donald Trump set to lose a fifth of his cabinet after firing Rex Tillerson

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Donald Trump set to lose a fifth of his cabinet after firing Rex Tillerson
U.S. Secretary of Defense Gen. Secretary Jim Mattis (middle) and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin (right) could be next to leave the White House after allegedly making a ‘suicide pact’ with axed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vowing all three would quit if one was axed (Reuters)

Donald Trump’s decision to fire Rex Tillerson could spark a White House bloodbath over claims two other aides vowed to quit if he was ever axed.

The President faces losing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin after the three men made a ‘suicide pact’ promising all would go if one was ousted.

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Trump is said to be aware of its existence, amid claims fears of its enactment are what stopped him from axing Tillerson despite being displeased with his work.

If the pact was initiated, it would see him lose a fifth of his most senior advisers in just one day.

Tuesday saw Tillerson fired by tweet, with his under secretary Steven Goldstein ditched just a few hours later after revealing the circumstances of his departure.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks to reporters aboard a military jet on the way to Kabul on March 13, 2018. Elements of the Taliban are open to talks with the Afghan government, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said March 13 as he arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit. Mattis flew into the war-torn city two weeks after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani unveiled a plan to open peace talks with the Taliban. / AFP PHOTO / Thomas WATKINS (Photo credit should read THOMAS WATKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
Jim Mattis is said to have made the pact with his friends and colleagues last year – and if enacted, it could see Trump lose a fifth of his most senior aides at once (Reuters)
Donald Trump set to lose a fifth of his cabinet after firing Rex Tillerson
Trump and Rex Tillerson, who he axed by tweet Tuesday. The firing could now see him lose two other senior members of his cabinet

Mattis and Mnuchin have so-far stayed silent on Tillerson’s departure.

None of the men have ever confirmed or denied the existence of the pact, which comes as another close Trump aide was fired over allegations of ‘serious financial crimes’.

John McEntee was dismissed and escorted from the White House after it was revealed he was the subject of a federal investigation.

No further details of the claims against him have emerged.

But despite the seriousness of the allegations, McEntee was promptly re-employed by Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign.

Last week, Trump lost National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn after the men clashed over his introduction of tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum imports.

In this Feb. 9, 2018 photo, White House Communications Director Hope Hicks is shown during a meeting in the Oval Office between President Donald Trump and Shane Bouvet, in Washington. Hicks, one of President Donald Trump's most loyal aides, is resigning. In a statement, the president praises Hicks for her work over the last three years. He says he
Hope Hicks quit at the end of last month after admitting she told ‘white lies’ for Trump in a house sessions committee
Donald Trump set to lose a fifth of his cabinet after firing Rex Tillerson
Rob Porter left amid claims he battered two of his ex wives (Getty)

The week before, his rumored favorite aide Hope Hicks quit after she admitted telling ‘white lies’ for the president during a House Intelligence Committee meeting.

Jared Kushner’s PR Josh Raffel quit on February 27 as his boss’s security clearance was downgraded following concerns over his wealthy family’s property dealings.

Fellow staffer Rob Porter – Hope Hicks’ ex-boyfriend – quit on February 7 after MailOnline published claims that he had battered two of his ex wives.

CDC director Dr Brenda Fitzgerald quit on January 31 after it was reported she’d bought stock in Japan Tobacco despite serving as boss of the public health body.

Other notable faces who quit this year were FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who frequently clashed with Trump, as well as Apprentice star turned comms director Omarosa Manigault.

Trump’s first year in office was also plagued by resignations, with Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus and Anthony Scaramucci all fired within months of being appointed.

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has insisted the White House is not in chaos, and claimed Trump enjoys keeping things fresh.

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