A volunteer coordinator at the inaugural parade has been fired after the president made comments about black Americans being the ones who caused riots.
The volunteer coordinator, Angela Carter, resigned on Monday.
In a statement, the parade said: “We are deeply saddened and appalled by these remarks.
It was an error of judgment and we are deeply regretful for any pain it may have caused.”
We are grateful for Angela’s service and wish her nothing but the best.
The White House has also apologized to her family.
“Carter was an employee at the White House Office of Partnership & Community Engagement and a veteran of the civil rights movement.
The White House said Carter had been promoted to assistant coordinator of the volunteer coordinator program in January.
It said Carter’s departure was due to the president’s comments.
White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said Carter was promoted to associate coordinator after her firing, but that the timing of her firing was not related to the comments.
She also took a leave of absence from the White, Senate, and House of Representatives Office of Personnel Management in January, according to a spokesman.