Meet the Mormon Helping Run Donald Trump's White House

by | Feb. 03, 2017

Mormon Life

Find out how a Latter-day Saint will play a big role at the White House during Donald Trump's presidency.

America, meet Rob Porter — the new White House staff secretary and assistant to the president of the United States.

A thrice-diplomaed Harvard man with Rhodes scholar credentials, Porter has enough behind-the-scenes GOP experience to easily pass as Karl Rove's debonair alter ego.

He also comes from a strong Latter-day Saint pedigree with a predilection for serving U.S. presidents. Porter's father, Roger, worked under three of the past eight administrations before landing at Harvard. Combining both their tenures, the father-son duo has advised nearly every Republican administration since Gerald Ford.

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