The highest-ranking Black person on Donald Trump’s White House staff, Ja’Ron Smith, has left his job.
Smith was a deputy assistant to the president and worked with senior adviser Jared Kushner. His departure had been long planned, and wasn’t dependent on Trump winning a second term, according to people familiar with the matter. He’ll be taking a job at a nonprofit in the coming weeks, they said. Smith has a growing family, with twins expected.