Melania Trump Calls for Firing of Top National Security Aide in Extraordinary Move

The first lady is seeking the ouster of Mira Ricardel

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In an extraordinary move for a first lady, Melania Trump’s office on Tuesday publicly called for the firing of a senior National Security Council official.

Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s communications director issued a statement  saying the official, Mira Ricardel, should no longer serve as the NSC’s No. 2, NBC News reported.

"It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House," Grisham said.

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