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

06 May 2017

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

White House residence staffers reported for work this morning and were quickly informed Angella Reid was no longer employed as the chief usher, MSN reports.

Angella Reid, shown in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, Oct. 18, 2011.

White House deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders said Friday that Reid left on good terms.

The White House chief usher has traditionally been a job which boasts a long tenure with employment of the residence staffer remaining in place during changes of presidential administrations.

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In the past, ushers have typically served multiple administrations. No further explanation was given for Reid's departure. Warm, kind, & commanded respect of the White House. No one interviewed for the Post story could recall an abrupt firing from the White House permanent staff since 1993.

Others on the residential staff tend to stay even longer.

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

Reid was said to be close to the Obamas, who hired her for the job, but three people with knowledge of the situation said there were tensions with the household staff she managed. Reid followed Admiral Stephen W. Rochon, the first black usher, after he left for a job at the Department of Homeland Security. "She worked for years in top management in hotels. She is definitely professional but you're not going to please everybody". "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.

'The Trump administration seems anxious about Obama's spies, and there may have been a feeling that she wasn't on page with the Trumpians, ' he told the Washington Post. A White House that's seeking to make sexual assault and Caesarean sections fall under pre-existing conditions?