Melania Trump has just forced Mira Ricardel, the White House deputy national security adviser, out of her job.
According to Melania, Ricardel does not deserve the honor of working for her husband.
Apparently, Ricardel had gotten into Melania’s bad books because she had stood against the use of government’s resources for Melania’s trip.
Ricardel is a former Commerce Department official hand-picked by Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, to serve as his deputy.
Melania Trump’s office issued a statement on Tuesday saying that Ricardel should be ousted. This is the first time a first lady would make an official statement about a White House staff, though they have been known to pressure their husbands over official duties.
Sarah Sanders, the White House Spokeswoman said, “Ricardel will continue to support the president as she departs the White House to transition to a new role within the administration,” Sanders did not elaborate on what Ricardel’s new job would be.
“It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House,” Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s spokeswoman, had said.