Who exactly is pulling the strings in the White House? Well, in the case of the recent firing of top deputy to National Security Adviser John Bolton … it’s Melania Trump.
The president became involved in that decision at the urging of Mrs. Trump, whose staff battled with Ms. Ricardel during the first lady’s trip to Africa last month over seating on the plane and requests to use National Security Council resources, according to people familiar with the matter.
The first lady’s team told the president that they suspect Ms. Ricardel is behind some negative stories about Mrs. Trump and her staff.
The first lady’s office issued a statement on Tuesday calling for Ms. Ricardel to be dismissed. “It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House,” said Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump.
Strong words coming out of the office of the first lady. Looks like Ms. Ricardel rubbed more than a few people the wrong way. But I guess the old adage holds true, happy wife, happy life.