Trump’s workforce fired the White House chief usher proper earlier than Biden took workplace, possibly at Biden’s request

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When President Biden and first girl Dr. Jill Biden arrived on the White House on Wednesday afternoon, there was no chief usher to greet them. He had been fired at about 11:30 a.m., half an hour earlier than Biden was sworn in as president, The New York Times reviews. Former first girl Melania Trump had employed the chief usher, Timothy Harleth, from the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., in 2017, after the earlier chief usher, Angella Reid, was dismissed just a few months into Donald Trump’s time period.The White House chief usher is in command of the primary household’s residence, overseeing every part from personnel points to budgets. It is usually an apolitical job, and ushers usually keep via a number of administrations. Reid, employed in 2011, was solely the ninth chief usher since 1885, although she was the primary girl employed for the job. The Bidens had communicated to the White House counsel that they supposed to usher in their very own chief usher, an individual accustomed to the method informed the Times. A Biden White House official informed CNN that Harleth “was let go before the Bidens arrived,” although CNN reviews it was the Bidens who gave him the ax.Harleth was already in scorching water with Trump’s workforce, although. He “had found himself in an untenable position” because the election, “trying to begin preparations for a new resident in the White House, even as its occupant refused to concede that he would be leaving the premises,” the Times reviews. And Trump’s chief of employees, Mark Meadows, was “unhappy” with Harleth “for trying to send briefing books about the residence to the Biden transition team in November.” Harleth “had worked with Jill Biden’s staff for weeks to organize the move of household belongings,” The Washington Post provides.The absence of a chief usher was one manifestation of the chaotic transition interval, nevertheless it would not solely clarify the curious breach in protocol the place no person opened the doorways for the BIdens once they arrived on the White House, the Times notes. The doorways, which awkwardly stood closed for about 10 lengthy seconds because the Bidens watched, are usually opened by Marine guards.Story continuesOnce the Bidens handed via the doorways into the newly sanitized White House, issues bought higher, the Post reviews. “Awaiting Biden in a room adjacent to the Oval Office were two trays stacked with chocolate chip cookies, each one in plastic wrap with a gold presidential seal.”More tales from theweek.comBiden removes Trump’s Diet Coke button from the Oval Office7 brutally humorous cartoons about Trump’s White House exitThe Lincoln Project used an previous Saved by the Bell PSA to troll Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley