24-Year-Old With Fabricated Resume Resigns From Trump Administration

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Taylor Weyeneth became the Deputy Chief Of Staff of National Drug Policy at age 23.

Taylor Weyenth, the 24-year-old President Donald Trump has in a senior post in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, will be resigning at the end of January following controversy over his appointment, the Washington Post reports.

Taylor Weyeneth, who graduated from college in May 2016, was named a White House liaison to the drug office the following March and then promoted to deputy chief of staff in July, at age 23. His only professional experience after college and before becoming a political appointee was working on the Trump presidential campaign.

In a statement, the White House said, "Mr. Weyeneth has decided to depart ONDCP at the end of the month," but Weyeneth himself was said to be unavailable for comment.

The announcement follows Washington Post stories that detailed Weyeneth’s rapid rise at ONDCP — in large part because of staff turnover and vacancies — and inconsistencies and inaccuracies on three résumés he submitted to the government.

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