Melania Never Met Nat'l Secretary Aide She Publicly Bashed, Ousted

Cheryl Sanders
November 16, 2018

"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, a spokeswoman for the first lady, said of Ricardel in a statement Tuesday.

"Whatever this lady did must have made Melania so mad because you realize [President Donald] Trump cheats on her and she's pretty chill about it but then Melania goes on a flight and she is all of a sudden like, 'b***h took aisle seats!'" Noah said.

Colbert described the statement as "a classy way to diss somebody", and then imagined the next statement: "Furthermore it is the position of this office that the first lady will cut a bitch".

Sanders didn't say what her new job would be.

The Wall Street Journal had earlier reported that Mrs Trump's team believed Mrs Ricardel was behind some of the "negative stories" about Mrs Trump and her staff.

Like many of her predecessors, the first lady has been known to share her private views about staff with the president but broke with tradition when her office called for him to dismiss Mira Ricardel.

According to two people familiar with both parties who spoke to the Post, the first lady saw Ricardel as a "toxic influence" in the West Wing - in the Post's words - and she even spoke with her husband about Ricardel's behavior during her trip to Africa last month.

As the statement was issued, Ricardel was standing, smiling, alongside President Donald Trump at an event in the Roosevelt Room.

"The president is grateful for Ms. Ricardel's continued service to the American people and her steadfast pursuit of his national security priorities", Mrs. Sanders said.

Ricardel also reportedly locked horns with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, CNN reports. "Be Best is now Be Gone", the ABC star joked, and noted "It's very unusual for a first lady to do something like this".

Ricardel reportedly had a series of abrasive run-ins with members of the first lady's staff.

Despite her praise for the chief of staff, Costa pushed Schlapp to discuss whether a woman might be interviewed for Kelly's job if he left.

He is travelling in Asia this week alongside Vice President Mike Pence.

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