White house fires chief usher Angela Reid

The White House on Friday fired its chief usher, Angella Reid.

Reid was the first woman and second African-American to have the job. 

“It’s not uncommon you might have a transition of staff when a new administration comes in and it’s certainly nothing more than that,” Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at the White House press briefing on Friday.

“She is no longer employed here at the White House but we left on very good terms and wish for the best,” Huckabee Sanders continued.

he usher is responsible for the day-to-day management of the White House. The White House Historical Association says the title comes from the original role of ushering people in to meet the president, but over time the role has evolved to cover construction, food, and maintenance as well as personnel and administrative duties.