White House Counsel Don McGahn first found out about his firing over Twitter, when President Donald Trump tweeted that he will “leave his position in fall,” the Washington Post reported.

A person close to McGahn told the Washington Post that McGahn was “surprised” about the announcement about his leaving the White House.

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“McGahn, who has told many friends that he has wearily endured countless political and legal battles, saw Trump’s tweet as abrupt but typical of how the president acts,” The Post reported. “His reaction was, ‘Of course it happened this way,’ one person said.”

This is not the first time the president publicly announced a firing over Twitter before speaking with the persons concerned. In March, Trump tweeted that he had fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and appointed CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him. Tillerson only spoke with the president about his departure several hours after the tweet.

In April, the president also fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin over Twitter. He was told by chief of staff John Kelly that “the president would most likely be tweeting out a message.” Shulkin was asked by CNN, “So the tweet fired you?” and he confirmed, “Yes.”

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