Mr Trump’s administration has seen more employees lose their jobs or not make it past a background check than perhaps any other administration in modern times. While many presidencies experience some slight disturbances as their administrations begin to take flight, Mr Trump’s turnover rate has been more akin to the kind of turbulence that requires flight attendants to fasten their seat belts.
While past presidents like Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush certainly encountered memorable scandals with their chosen employees that ultimately stained the memory of their first 100 days ever so slightly, the fallout from Mr Trump’s team has frequently verged on the edge of scandal.
Here’s a list of people who may have literally heard Mr Trump's signature Apprentice catch phrase, "you're fired," in the first 100 days of his presidency, compiled by the Washington Post.
Michael Flynn. Mr Flynn, the former national security adviser, was forced to step down from his post advising the White House before serving two weeks after it was discovered that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had with Russian officials during the campaign transition period. That turned out to be just the tip of the iceberg as far as Mr Flynn’s connections to Russia as it was later discovered that he had accepted $45,000 for giving a speech to Russian state-funded television network RT.
Andy Puzder. Mr Puzder is the CEO of the company that owns Carl’s Jr. and was Mr Trump’s Labor secretary pick. He faced a string of setbacks in his confirmation process, including the fact that he had hired an undocumented housekeeper and that he supported more liberal immigration policies than the Republican Congress he was hoping to get votes from were likely to support. He was also accused by his ex-wife of abusing and threatening her on an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show.
Vincent Viola. Mr Viola was Mr Trump’s first choice for Army secretary. The billionaire high frequency trader later ran into problems when it was noted that regulators had investigated his company’s trading practises when it attempted to go public in 2014. Mr Viola has also been accused of punching a concession worker at an auction.
Todd Ricketts. Mr Ricketts, the son of a major GOP donor, was a pick to be deputy commerce secretary. Mr Rickets, the son of TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, lost out on the government job because he couldn’t divest his family’s financial holdings.
Philip Bilden. Mr Bilden was a nominee for Navy secretary but the venture capitalist determined that he couldn’t honour an ethics agreement he’d need to sign.
Katie Walsh. Ms Walsh left her post serving as deputy chief of staff a week after the failed Affordable Care Act repeal effort. After her abrupt departure, Walsh ended up in the private sector.