Melania Trump announced the name of the senior manager at the Trump International Hotel in Washington who will serve as the White House's chief usher, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

The White House hired Timothy Harleth for the role of Chief Usher. Harleth, who worked for Mandarin Oriental hotels in New York and Washington D.C. last year, will take on the important role of managing the butlers, housekeepers, and others who work in the President's home and he will also maintain the executive mansion.

Chief Ushers come from the world of luxury hotels

In the United States, people have been hired for the job of Chief Usher in the White House nine times since the beginning of the 20th century.

All the chief ushers who served long tenures as general managers in the White House have come from luxury hotels and have extensive experience.

However, the tradition of long-serving Ushers was not followed in more recent years. Over the past decade alone, the incumbent has been changed three times. This year, President Trump pushed out Chief Usher Angella Reid, who was appointed by the former President Barack Obama. She also had experience working in the world of luxury hotels. The White House fired her without giving any reason.

The First Lady didn't say about Harleth and apparently has no personal connection with him.

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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.

Troubling Trend in Harleth's hiring

The White House holds many key positions where business associates are required to manage the business inside it. Harleth's hiring shows a sign of further mingling of former employees from the Trump's real estate business into the administration.

Recently, President Donald Trump appointed Lynne Patton, a family's wedding planner, as the head of the Urban Development's Office and Housing Department for New Jersey and New York, an organization that funds billions of dollars in housing annually.

A former ethics chief of Obama, Norm Eisen, is a crew member of the group suing President Trump over business dealings that are considered to be conflicts of interest. He noted that the Harleth hiring by the new administration demonstrates again how Trump is leaning towards personal retainers and family.

"This troubling hire, Trump runs WH like the court of Henry viii, not a modern presidency," he said on Twitter.

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