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

"We are very grateful for her service and wish her the very best", a White House official said.

The White House has fired chief usher Angella Reid, a White House official confirmed to Fox News Friday.

The chief usher oversees all operations in the White House residence, including managing a staff of maids, butlers, chefs and other employees.

Douglas Brinkley, a presidential historian and professor of history at Rice University, said that it is highly unusual for an administration to fire its chief usher, especially without providing any explanation.

The last one to get the boot was Chris Emery, who was canned by Bill and Hillary Clinton in March 1994 in a bout of paranoia after they learned he had spoken on the phone with former first lady Barbara Bush after the Clintons took office.

Still, he added, "The basic residence staff stays there for a long time".

Reid, appointed to the position by President Obama, had only had the job for six years.

Sudden dismissals from the White House's permanent staff are rare.

The job of the chief usher is to run the executive mansion, overseeing its staff and all major events at the residence and working closely with the first family.

Cruelty? In Donald Trump's White House? She was previously the general manager at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City, just outside Washington.

"He was simply being complimentary of the prime minister", said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy press secretary for the White House, during Friday's daily briefing with reporters.

'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. "And fortunately for me, she took me seriously and passed this message on and someone called me back". "She worked for years in top management in hotels". A White House that's seeking to make sexual assault and Caesarean sections fall under pre-existing conditions?

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