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If he weren’t president, would Donald Trump qualify for a security clearance?

President Donald Trump speaks during a Medal of Valor ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 20, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
President Donald Trump speaks during a Medal of Valor ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 20, 2018, in Washington, D.C. TNS

All these daily political distractions do not matter. But the one we all see lately is that the turnover rate of employees in the White House is 34 percent. It would be interesting to see what all the other employers in the country had as a turnover rate, but that doesn’t matter.

What was also reported in the same breath was that 30-40 people in the White House do not have security clearances. Does not matter.

Jared Kushner (Jerry) — Donald Trump’s (Donnie’s) son-in-law — does not have a security clearance after 15 months as the head adviser to Donnie. Does not matter.

But then a thought entered my old mind. I assume when someone is elected POTUS they don’t get a security clearance. If they do, it certainly is never reported to the public.

But what if the roles were reversed? Would Donnie be able to get a security clearance as adviser to a sitting president of the United States? Hmmm … Well it does not matter.

Or does it?

John Hammond, Paso Robles

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