White House dismisses chief usher, 1st woman to hold post

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Angella Reid, the first woman and second African-American to hold the position of White House chief usher, was sacked because she made no secret of the fact that she remains a Hillary supporter and she refused to pander to the president. He was the first black person to occupy the role of White House chief usher, and Reid was the second.

"We very grateful for her service and wish her the very best", an official said.

Among her responsibilities was overseeing all White House residence activities - coordinating staff as well as handling administrative tasks. But the role of White House usher, historically speaking, has been a notable exception to that ― according to The Washington Post, there have only been nine new chief ushers since the start of the 20th century, making the average length of a tenure about 13 years.

Cruelty? In Donald Trump's White House?

Trump wasn't at the White House on Friday when staff were informed of the firing.


Well, at least she no longer has to worry about Trump trying to turn everything in the residence a lurid gold color.

"It really doesn't matter who is president, or what party is in office", Rochon said.

"For the staff, she was a little tough on them because they could be free-wheeling", said a former White House official, who is frequently in touch with the residence staff and requested anonymity to describe the personnel situation. "They're implying I'm sharing family secrets, but the Bushes aren't running for anything", Emery told the New York Times at the time, adding that it was not unusual for ushers to take calls from prior administrations.

Asked why the Trump administration felt it necessary to let her go, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Friday,"It's not uncommon you might have a transition of staff when a new administration comes in and it's certainly nothing more than that". "She worked for years in top management in hotels".

"Knowing Angella, I doubt seriously that she would have done something herself to cause this", Rochon. "You just come on board and you have to click, in the past it would not have occurred to [a first family] to make a change at the top like that".

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