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

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Angela Reid was the first woman and the second African American to hold the prestigious position of White House Chief Usher.

Angella Reid is photographed in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in Washington.

During today's press briefing, deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders demurred further in response to questions from reporters and recited a bunch of canned HR-speak: "We left on very good terms and wish her the very best and certainly hope for great things for her in the future". White House residence staff learned of the firing Friday morning, The Washington Post reports.

Ushers are essentially the general manager of the White House residence, and they oversee all of the decorating, dining, construction and maintenance, as well as the administrative and personnel functions. "The permanent staff averages 25 years - one staffer was there for 50 years".

Reid made history when she took the job in 2011. "If there is a very compelling reason for the dismissal, the White House needs to tell the public" he said. Reid replaced the first African-American chief usher, Admiral Stephen W. Rochon when he left the post to take a job at the Department of Homeland Security.

Ferguson protester photographed with tear gas canister, bag of chips found dead
In 2014, an unarmed African-American teenager by the name of Michael Brown had been shot dead by police officer, Darren Wilson. Louis police said Crawford had been complaining of distress to two women seated in the auto , where he suddenly shot himself.

The chief usher is tasked with supervising all activities related to the White House residence.

President Trump flew to New York City on Thursday for an event with the Australian prime minister.

Angella Reid during the Obama presidency.

According to two sources, Walters spent time at the White House helping Reid with the transition because she had never managed one before. She knows about hospitality. "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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