Karl Rove on Hope Hicks: ‘Average Tenure of a Senior WH Aide Is About 18 Months,’ ‘Not Unusual to Be Losing People’

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” former Bush White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove said while the pace of departures within the Trump administration was “extraordinary,” he noted it was not unusual for senior aides to leave after a year and a half.

Rove called the White House a “tough place to work,” even without the internal turmoil some have suggested exists within the Trump White House.

“The average tenure of a senior White House aide is about 18 months,” Rove said. “So, it’s not unusual to be losing people. This administration has lost a lot more people a lot more quickly. The pace is extraordinary. But you’re right, even on a good day in a good administration where people are not knifing each other in the back, it’s a tough place to work. When I was there, I had hair, and it wasn’t gray.

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