For decades, Charlie Brotman has been the announcer for the inaugural parade, informing new presidents exactly which acts, bands or people are parading past him at any given moment.
"Since 1957, millions of Americans and countless entertainers have come to recognize Charlie Brotman as the voice of the inaugural parade", Epshteyn said.
For the first time in almost 60 years, former Washington Senators announcer Charlie Brotman will not be heard during the presidential inauguration parade.
"I'm disappointed", Brotman told The Washington Post. "I felt like Muhammad Ali had hit me in the stomach".
"I was demoralized, absolutely demoralized", Brotman told BuzzFeed News on Sunday, a few days after finding out that he would no longer be the "president's announcer".
"I've been doing this for 60 years", he told WTLA, a Washington ABC station.
Brotman, once known as the voice of the Washington Senators baseball team, said he had already started to prepare for the upcoming inaugural parade before he learned he was not going to have a role.
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In addition to his prestigious post, for which he gets no compensation according to The Washington Post, Brotman made a career as a sports announcer during baseball games and tennis tournaments.
"I want [Ray] to do good", he said. "If someone helped me I'd want to help them".
Brotman seemed to attribute the replacement as "ageism", he said in an interview with The Daily Beast.
So far, there is little indication that president-elect Donald Trump will fulfill his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" and radically change Washington.
"All of us think of Charlie as as much of the Washington landscape as any building", Ray said. They want to name Brotman "Announcer Chairman Emeritus", but he is still deciding whether to accept the title and attend the parade. Good luck, young man. That said, he also hopes Ray does well: "I'm saying, "You know what? Watch out world-I may become a star; a real commercial success". "From my point of view, I am not filling his shoes, I'm not taking his place, I just happen to be the guy who's next".
In turn, Ray told WJLA "I'm not replacing Charlie. I hope you do spectacular'".