First lady Melania Trump’s office has released a blistering statement about the top deputy to national security adviser John Bolton, saying Mira Ricardel “no longer deserves the honor” of serving the White House.
The eruption comes after a report by The Wall Street Journal that Trump has chosen to oust Ricardel from her position at the first lady’s request.
“It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House,” Melania Trump’s communication director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement directed toward Ricardel.
The first lady’s staff clashed with Ricardel during a trip to Africa last month over plane seating.
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