November 14, 2018
This is really a non-story.
A feud with the first lady’s office is expected to cost a senior national security adviser her job after she sparred with East Wing staff and other key members of the Trump administration.
The dispute spilled into public view in extraordinary fashion on Tuesday when the first lady’s office released a statement calling for deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel’s ouster as reports surfaced that President Donald Trump would fire the official.
Melania has extraordinary fashion.
This event is not extraordinary fashion.
A White House official confirmed to CNN that Trump has told people that Ricardel will be fired. But the official said she has been given some time to clear out her desk. It was not immediately clear when she would officially make her exit.
“It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that (Ricardel) no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House,” the first lady’s communications director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement on Tuesday.
The statement amounted to a stunning public rebuke by a first lady of a senior official serving in her husband’s administration. It came after reports surfaced earlier Tuesday indicating Ricardel would be pushed out of her post after less than seven months on the job.
Reflecting the fast-moving nature of the events, soon after a Wall Street Journal report surfaced Tuesday afternoon alleging Ricardel was fired and escorted off the White House grounds, a senior White House official denied the story to reporters.
I’m glad to see the Empress being assertive.
I’m frankly tired of seeing her being pushed around by these animals, and frankly, I don’t think the President does enough to support her.
But what is really the story here?
A woman was behaving inappropriately and disrespectfully to the First Lady of the United States of America, and so her staffed called for the woman to be fired. This is not a major story. But the media is acting like it is… I don’t even really understand what their angle is here. Are they supporters of whoever this random woman who was fired was?
They’re all talking about it.
It appears to be just another excuse to attack the First Lady.