White House fires first female chief usher

Camille Rivera
May 6, 2017

Reid was the first woman and second African American to hold the position.

Residence staff learned of the dismissal on Friday morning, the Washington Post reported.

"We left on very good terms and wish her the best and certainly hope for great things for her in the future", deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during Friday's press briefing.

The chief usher works as the general manager of the building, overseeing the huge staff of butlers, maids, chefs, and others who keep the iconic building running.

Reid is one in a short line of White House ushers - only nine people have held the title. Yeah, right! Like Donald Trump's White House would ever do anything callous and cold-hearted and likely fuelled by the paranoia that Angela Reid was an Obama loyalist intent on stealing Trump's Twitter password and wiretapping his flower vases.

Reid had replaced the first African-American chief usher, Adm. Stephen W. Rochon, after he took a job at the Department of Homeland Security. Reid was allegedly close to both Barack and Michelle Obama.

Cruelty? In Donald Trump's White House?

Douglas Brinkley, a presidential historian at Rice University, hypothesized that Reid was sacked over Trump's paranoia.

Sudden dismissals from the White House's permanent staff are rare. "She worked for years in top management in hotels".

"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. She knows about hospitality. "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.

Rochon, Reid's predecessor, told CNN the Trump administration had asked him to come back "to run the house", but he said he declined the offer.

On Thursday, Trump claimed an "unbelievable" victory when House Republicans narrowly passed a bill meant to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act.

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