Viewpoints speaker to offer insiders perspective of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.


“Stay out of the shot,” is just one of the expressions that White House staffers quickly learn when indoctrinated into life in the “fishbowl,” according to Laurie McCord, former member of the George W. Bush administration.

“A staff member should never be in the background or around the principal being photographed. We should always be invisible,” McCord said. “Did you see President Trump’s inauguration when a military aide walked behind him as he was speaking? That was an awareness we all had to develop of what not to do.”


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