"I bought into the message", McEntee, a California native, told Bloomberg at the time of his decision to join Trump.
The campaign's decision underscores Trump's tolerance for - and often encouragement of - duelling centres of power around him.
The Trump campaign announced Tuesday that John McEntee, a former UConn quarterback, would be the new senior adviser for campaign operations.
As for McEntee, he has not completely left the Trump orbit because he is headed to work for the Trump 2020 campaign. According to them, McEntee is being investigated for "serious financial crimes", reported Fortune.
McEntee joined the president's small team three years ago during the earliest days of the campaign. While he was by no means a superstar on the field - McEntee led the Huskies to a 5-7 record with 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 2011- he did find viral fame thanks to a trick shot compilation videoposted to YouTube.
The Palestinians are boycotting the meeting following President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
A number of White House staffers have been let go or reassigned as chief of staff John Kelly tightened security measures following staff secretary Rob Porter's resignation amid domestic abuse allegations. Ivanka Trump, his daughter, and her husband, Jared Kushner, have offices near Mr. Trump but play different roles.
His 2020 re-election campaign said Tuesday McEntee will serve as senior adviser to the campaign.