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White House staffer describes 'a complete lack of empathy' during Trump administration for keeping residence workers safe from COVID-19

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement While former President Donald Trump and many of his aides were battling their own bouts with COVID-19 last year, the White House residence staff never stopped toiling in the background, according to The New Yorker .
For years, residence staff lamented the infrequency of events held at the White House under Trump, which included only two state dinners, compared to the six that were hosted by former President Barack Obama in his first term.
Among "lifers," the staff members who have served multiple US Presidents, a sense of "malaise" had spread throughout the White...
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The Bidens, in a rare gesture, immediately greeted the White House residence staff upon entering the building on Inauguration Day, staffer says

The Bidens, in a rare gesture, immediately greeted the White House residence staff upon entering the building on Inauguration Day, staffer says

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Whenever the presidency changes hands, the White House residence staff undertakes a herculean task on Inauguration Day - transforming the private quarters of the historic building for its newest occupants within the span of a few hours.
For "lifers," the staff members who have served multiple US Presidents, the traditions and protocols inside the White House have been an enduring facet of their lives for decades.
However, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden upended a traditional interaction with the residence staff on their first day in the White House...
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Ramsey Clark, attorney general under Johnson, dies at 93

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Maryland becomes first state to repeal police Bill of Rights, overriding...

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Biden's border czar to depart amid surge of migrants

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Kentucky limits no-knock warrants after Breonna Taylor death

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