Eight days after the inauguration, President Donald Trump stood in the Oval Office, inside his new home.
He was flanked by Vice President Mike Pence, as well as Reince Priebus, Michael Flynn, Sean Spicer, and Steve Bannon.
Less than seven months later, on the heels of Trump firing Bannon after a wave of public backlash for his Charlottesville remarks, Pence is the last man standing.
And that point has been made clear in a photo taken January 28 that reveals the incredible turnover of the White House staff.
A picture of the Oval Office on January 28 has gone viral after it was revealed that, of the five members of Trump’s White House staff, only Pence – who cannot be fired – was left standing
And on Friday, as yet another man got the boot, Trump changed his Twitter cover photo to this image with top members of his cabinet, as well as Pence, as if to signal a new start
The picture illustrates how the Oval Office turned into Trump’s own version of The Apprentice.
And if this was a reality show – instead of the highest office of the US government – then Michael Flynn would come in dead last.
The national security adviser served less than a month on the job when he resigned on February 13.
It would be one of the first scandals to hit the Trump administration as it was revealed Flynn had called Russian ambassador Ambassador Sergey Kislyak regarding American sanctions just weeks before Trump’s inauguration.
Flynn had initially said he never had such conversations with Kislyak. It was a claim that was later repeated by Pence – who then said he had been misled by Flynn.
Spicer would be next on the chopping block, quitting after five months that saw him hide in bushes and become one of Melissa McCarthy’s most famous SNL parodies.
The press secretary resigned in protest after Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci to take on the role of White House Communications Director.
Trump’s right hand man and chief strategist Steve Bannon was ousted from the White House dramatically on Friday just after midday
He follows the ousting of former chief of staff Reince Priebus (left) and the resignation of White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci (right)
Former press secretary Sean Spicer resigned in protest after Trump hired Scaramucci
Retired Marine General John Kelly, Trump’s new chief of staff, has now overseen the departure of Anthony Scaramucci and Steve Bannon after the firing of Reince Priebus
Scaramucci was meant to replace Mike Dubke, who had resigned in three months after replacing Jason Miller, the president’s first choice – and first resignation.
Trump would lose the Mooch as well when he resigned after 11 days and a New Yorker interview that will surely go down in history.
But even before Scaramucci’s resignation, it was Reince Priebus – long suspected of leaking stories to the press – who would hear the words ‘You’re fired’.
Trump tweeted the news that Priebus, his former chief of staff, was out as both men still sat together on Air Force One on July 28.
It was then that Trump revealed Priebus had been replaced by General John Kelly.
Throughout all the chaos of the last month, it was chief strategist Steve Bannon that seemed untouchable.
But then hundreds of Nazis and white supremacists stormed Charlottesville, Virginia, and everything changed.
Trump has spent the last week increasingly under fire for claiming that ‘many sides’ were to blame for the violence that left one woman dead in the quiet college town.
Trump tweeted a new picture of him and his cabinet on Friday to celebrate the signing of the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act
The act will establish a National Global War on Terrorism Memorial on Federal land in the District of Columbia
It took two days for Trump to outwardly condemn white supremacist parties like the KKK, and even then he walked back on his own words in a bizarre press conference.
Many believed Bannon, known for his nationalist agenda, was helping pull the controversial strings behind the scenes.
But it would be Kelly, the newest addition to Trump’s Oval Office, that would finally show Bannon the door.
It was revealed on Friday that Bannon had been forced out of the administration – and running right back to Breitbart.
A senior administration official told DailyMail.com that Kelly made the decision and secured Trump’s approval.
The White House’s official line is that it was a mutual decision that involved Bannon himself.
‘White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,’ a statement from press secretary Sarah Sanders read on Friday.
Trump also shared this image of himself waving from Air Force One after the trip to Camp David following the chaotic week that has seen his popularity plummet
On the same day, Trump tweeted a new picture of him and his cabinet to celebrate the signing of the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act.
The picture shows Trump staring dead-on at the camera, flanked by the likes of Pence as well as cabinet members such as Defense Secretary James Mattis, embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Unlike with positions like press secretary or chief of staff, their positions require confirmation by the Senate.
While Trump can fire both cabinet members and White House staff, Pence can only be removed from office by impeachment or a high crime conviction.
Although Trump is clearly looking toward a fresh start, a number of positions in the president’s office still remains empty.
Of the 587 key executive branch positions requiring Senate confirmation, only 117 have been confirmed.
As of August 3, Trump had half as many confirmed appointees as Barack Obama, George W Bush, or Bill Clinton did at the same time while they were in office.
There still remain 364 positions that have yet to even receive a nominee.