The White House fired its chief usher, Angella Reid, the first woman and second African American to hold the position, the WashPost's Ashley Parker and Krissah Thompson scooped: "Reached by phone, Reid declined to comment, saying only, "I think it's best if the White House explains.'"
Scoop: Here's Paul Harvey's "The Rest of the Story," from our inside sources:
- Reid was great with President Trump and the First Lady, but was considered mean by nearly everyone else (White House and household staff).
- The workers — who are proud of where they serve and are not paid a lot — did not feel respected. Morale was low. People were in tears on a few occasions.
- When her departure was announced to the residence staff yesterday morning, workers burst into applause.
- Reid had been fired the night before and allowed to clean out her belongings when the staff was gone. She received a generous severance package, and the White House will give a glowing recommendation to anyone who asks.