Trumps tap Trump hotel employee as new White House chief usher
Timothy Harleth is changing jobs, but not necessarily changing bosses.
WASHINGTON ― The merger between the Trump Organization and the Trump administration continued on Friday with the announced hire of Timothy Harleth, the director of rooms at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., as the new White House chief usher.
This is the first time Mrs. Trump has worn a Mary Katrantzou creation as first lady. His outstanding work history and management skills impressed the President’s wife, but a colleague said he knows the likes and dislikes of the family.
The Daily Mail made the Jacqueline Kennedy comparison to Mrs. Trump for her soft-spoken voice and flawless appearance as she stood alongside her husband in the White House.
‘I look forward to applying my experience with hospitality, leadership, and political protocol in order to ensure the First Family’s needs are met, while also protecting and preserving the rich history of the White House. “I am excited to work alongside the accomplished and professional staff who are already in place”.
So, on June 22, the White house hosted the annual picnic of the Congress, which gathered many politicians and members of influential families. Prior to that, he served in many management positions at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C. and NY, including director of rooms and director of front office operations.
Trump has placed his businesses into a trust, but ethics experts have questioned whether it is a strong enough firewall to prevent conflicts of interest.
The chief usher manages all White House residence activities and oversees staffs of butlers, maids, chefs, florists and electricians.
Harleth is filling a position left open earlier this year when the White House let go of Angella Reid, who’d served as chief usher since 2011.
This Thursday, June 22, Melania and Donald Trump participated in their first picnic in the gardens of the White House.