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"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.

This also makes her the only First Lady whose first language is not English.

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Jonathan Ernst / Reuters John Bolton named Mira Ricardel as his deputy in April.

Nielsen has been in the White House for less than a year and has spent her time focusing on a number of issues, including border security.

Ricardel, who previously worked in the commerce department, has been an integral part of Bolton's efforts to restructure the NSC. Bob Dole of Kansas, the Republican presidential nominee in 1996.

"I don't remember First Ladies being this involved publicly ever", she told Brooke Baldwin.

U.S. President Donald Trump is under pressure from his wife to fire his deputy national security adviser over what two sources close to the White House said was the way Melania Trump's trip to Africa was handled.

While Bolton likes her, according to Trump administration officials, Ricardel is widely disliked among other White House staff.

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A White House official disputed a Wall Street Journal report that Ricardel had been fired soon after Melania Trump's statement.

The first lady isn't the only one who has clashed with Ricardel.

How does all this relate to chief of staff John Kelly?

It was those sharp elbows that sources said led to the first lady's stinging statement, with Ricardel most recently feuding with members of the first lady's staff over her trip to Africa. "Promotions were denied then finally granted after months of requests".

It came amid allegations that the aide and the First Lady may have feuded.

Kelly pushed for her to be confirmed in the role and three aides added that his own job hangs in the balance.

CNN reports that Ricardel was also behind leaks to the media about White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and the first lady.

According to the Journal, Kelly has been looking for ways to force Ricardel out for weeks.

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