Washington—By the beginning of 2020, as the COVID-19 shutdown has shut down businesses across the country, the assistants of the West Wing Company began to hang out in the bathroom downstairs of the Eisenhower Executive Office building next door—a date with a black market barber.
The barbers in downtown Washington were shut down by local orders. While fighting the once-in-a-century pandemic, underground operations kept the staff of President Donald Trump at their best.
The service is so popular that the Trump White House has rebuilt an official barbershop without anyone, and the Biden administration seems to keep it.
The original covert operation-the source of conspiracy and humor among Trump employees-hired an Asian female American duo. Sources said that the wife of Rep. Jim Jordan asked the White House Chief of Staff Mark · Meadows (Mark Meadows) wife Debbie Meadows (Debbie Meadows) suggested R-Ohio). Four former aides to the White House said that Meadows’ role in creating light-spoken mockers is well known by his staff.
“The wife of the former Jim Jordan introduced them to Debbie Meadows, and then Mark thought of bringing them in during the pandemic,”
“[Meadows] Said he was taking this lady to have her hair cut [and] Tell people to email blog [Harrison] reservation. Harrison served as assistant to the president, but did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Another former White House official confirmed that Meadows “had his personal hairdresser go to EEOB and did it. [and] Someone arranged [operations] Shop. “
This service is very popular, especially among young people in the White House. A woman working outside the bathroom is cutting her hair. The other handles snacks and pays-a total of $60 or $70 including tips.
Assistants will insist on taking photos with almost all clients, claiming that they are political celebrities, in order to please them.
“I’m sure they will agree to design styles for women, even though it is definitely aimed at male employees. I can’t say for sure whether any women have been there,” said the former White House first aide.
The success of the unofficial system provided an incentive to hire a permanent in-house barber before the fall of 2020, and the deal was transferred to the nearby Wall’s Barber Shop, a place often visited by White House staff, but later due to the Popular and forced to close. An asbestos removal project in a previously occupied building jeopardized its reopening.
Wall’s barber shop owner Dale Simmons told The Post that his sister Makia Simmons was cleaned up last year to cut her hair in the White House office building. He plans to join her after the IRS has cleared the required documents.
He said in an interview: “She has persisted until now.” “She decided to go there, and I am very happy about that, because I can’t deal with her now, so I can’t go now. [IRS] thing. “
Trump White House alumni said the initial price of the permanent store is $45 for haircuts, $25 for styling, and $15 for beards, although other sources said these numbers may change. Some White House staff recalled the barbershops that opened around the November 3 election.
A former White House staff member said that male staff, especially those from New York, “will go there and they are very excited.”
Makia Simmons referred the Washington Post questions to the White House Press Office after seeking guidance. The White House did not respond to a request for comment. Meadows’ aides declined to comment.
Before the pandemic, many White House staff visited Wall’s barber shop, frequented by Vice President Mike Pence. Penny is sometimes jogging in the street for quick trimming and is very popular among the staff.
Dale Simmons (Dale Simmons) said: “Penny is a very good person, he should actually one day become president-a smart and talented person.”
But Simmons said that he has provided services to well-known officials and journalists in various political fields, and hopes that Biden can effectively lead the country towards economic recovery-and hope he can do some corrections there for him.
Simmons said: “I’m ready to go back to work.” Simmons and his six-year-old son spent the pandemic in the Northeast Special District.
Simmons believes that his store has a long-standing reputation for serving the White House staff, which will help new performances. He said: “As the staff walk in and out of the barber shop, they may find it appropriate.”
Dale Simmons bought the store 16 years ago from the eponymous store named Harry Walls, a member of the famous African-American Tuskegee Aviation. According to his itu report published in the Washington Post in 2005, Walls began operations in 1967 on a block east of 15th Street from the White House. Seven years ago, Simmons moved the company to 17th Street.
It is unclear whether the redevelopment of the White House Barbershop will restore the position to its glorious period from the 1970s to the early 1990s, when barber Milton Pitts started working in the basement of the West Wing. Pete distributed style skills to the president and resisted challenges from competitors, who preferred more artistic “hairstyles” and declared “I’m happy” when two competitors were fired in 1982. Pete left after criticizing Bill Clinton’s $200 Beverly Hills pruning.
The Biden White House’s apparent decision to retain the restored barbershop won praise from Trump White House staff, but it also expressed contempt for the Democratic Party’s reluctance to reopen businesses more broadly. One participant pointed out that strict new media access rules were implemented in January.
“President Biden’s motto: do what I say, don’t do it,” a former White House official told The Post. “In fact, he will continue to open a shop in the White House barbershop while closing the media covering him. This tells you everything you need to know about his gas lamp governance.”