Things have been heating up in the White House. One member of the Donald Trump administration learned her lesson the hard way. You do not tangle with the first lady.
It seems that advisor to National Security Advisor John Bolton, Mira ,Ricardel was fired not long after Melania Trump released a statement. In it, Mrs. Trump said that Ricardel did not deserve to work in the White House.
Apparently, Melania Trump told the president that this deputy national security advisor had treated her badly. It began on Mrs. Trump’s recent trip to Africa.
During the first lady’s first overseas trip, her staff “battled with Ricardel” regarding plane seating and demands to use National Security Council resources, according to The Wall Street Journal. The two got into an argument on Air Force One.
The first lady’s spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham released a statement about the incident in response to questions. In it, she wrote:
‘It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House.’
The White House must be a raucous place to work. Last month the national security adviser got into a shouting match with Chief of Staff General John Kelly. At one point, Kelly turned and left for the rest of the day.
NBC News reported the incident involving Ricardel was “extraordinary:”
‘It’s an extraordinary, if not unprecedented, move for the first lady’s office to publicly call for the firing of a NSC official.
NBC News correspondent Geoff Bennett tweeted this latest update:
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