During President Trump's first year in office
, the White House staff experienced a record level of turnover. High profile departures include Mike Flynn, Sean Spicer, Anthony Scaramucci and Steve Bannon. Of course, every presidency loses key members of staff but Trump's administration is losing a far higher share than ever before.
According to data published in the Washington Post
, 17 percent of Reagan's staff left in the first year. For George Bush senior, the share was seven percent while Clinton's first year edged up to 11 percent. Only 6 percent of George W. Bush's staff left in his first year and Obama saw 9 percent leaving their positions. Under Trump, however, the share of staff leaving has risen steeply to 34 percent during his first year.