it is not even close when it comes to those records

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Irelia20150604

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Source: Turnover In Trump's White House Is 'Record-Setting,' And It Isn't Even Close

If President Trump's first year in office seemed chaotic from a staffing perspective,there's a reason for that. According to a new Brookings Institution report, turnover among top-level staff in the Trump White House set records, and it is not even close when it comes to those records. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith has the details, and you're hearing them first on NPR.
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Hi everyone! What does the bold part mean?
 
  • Minnesota Guy

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    it is not even close when it comes to those records =

    With regard to those records, the result (=it) is not close by any means. That is, the amount of turnover in the Trump White House is not close to the amount in other administrations.

    The context, and the implication, tell us that the amount of turnover was high. If the turnover had been very low, it could still be record-setting, but we would expect to hear something like "retention . . . set records."
     
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