Melania Trump calls for deputy national security adviser to be fired

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We don't have all the details yet, but a Wall Street Journal report suggests that the First Lady's office had had it with Ricardel's behavior.

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert looked at the latest intrigue inside the White House of President Donald Trump as deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel is reportedly going to be fired.

Ricardel also is known to have clashed with Defence Secretary Jim Mattis over Pentagon political appointee choices since early in his tenure.

The call was made through Ms Trump's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, and comes after Ms Ricardel reportedly quarrelled with the first lady's staff over a recent trip to Africa. Moreover, Melania Trump's team has told President Trump they believe Ricardel has been the source for negative stories about the first lady. She is a longtime GOP official who previously served in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, as well as the office of former Sen. One person familiar with the matter said Ricardel quarreled with the first lady's staff over seating on the plane and use of National Security Council resources.

Trump's first 22 months in office have seen frequent shake-ups.

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During his time as chief of staff, he and the president have had a rocky relationship, according to various news reports and Bob Woodward's best-selling book Fear: Trump in the White House. But, who knew this love of firing people would continue into his presidency?

The NBC report delved into Kelly clashing with the first lady.

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