Reports Suggest White House Florist Left Job Over Style Clashes with First Lady

White House Florist Laura Dowling prepares the floral arrangements for the State Dinner tonight in Washington, DC.

The sudden departure of the longtime White House florist has the scent of scandal. 

The official story is that Chief Florist Laura Dowling simply left her position earlier this year.

But a source familiar with the situation confirmed to Fox News that she “resigned.” Reportedly, she was even escorted from the building — and this was preceded by a clash over aesthetics with first lady Michelle Obama.

The Washington Post first reported on the fresh-cut drama earlier this week, with a source telling the newspaper Dowling was escorted out on Feb. 13 after nearly six years on the job.

Sources told the Post her “fussy style” clashed with Michelle Obama’s more modern approach to White House decor.

Dowling’s style “is just different,” one floral designer told the Post. “I’m not sure if it was right for the White House.”

Reportedly, the first lady debuted a more modern Old Family dining room just three days before Dowling left.

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