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White House Fires Chief Usher Who Was Hired Under Obama In 2011

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Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

The White House has fired its chief usher.

According to the Washington Post, the White House residence staff was informed when they showed up to work Friday that Angella Reid had been dismissed from her position. Reid had worked at the White House since 2011, when she became the first woman to serve in the role after she left her position as the general manager of a Ritz-Carlton.

The White House confirmed to The Daily Caller that Reid had been let go.

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

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.

In the past, ushers have typically served multiple administrations. There have only been ten ushers since 1896.