There have been plenty of reports that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly could be on his way out the door as part of a cabinet shakeup.
According to a new report, Kelly isn’t the only person clashing with the Trumps.
In a move unlike anything she’s done as First Lady thus far, Melania Trump released a statement on Deputy National Security Advisor, Mira Ricardel.
“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 that was released on Tuesday.
NBC also reported that First Lady Melania has also clashed with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
John Kelly, mired in conflicts with a widening array of officials from the National Security Council to the office of the first lady, may soon depart the Trump administration, according to seven people familiar with the discussions.
Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, is among those being considered for the job, three of the people said, though President Donald Trump has mused about other possible candidates.
Kelly’s time as chief of staff for most of the past year has been clouded by controversy and disagreements with Trump and various West Wing staff. But questions about his future in the White House recently became more serious after his repeated clashes with national security adviser John Bolton and his deputy, Ricardel.
Kelly has also gotten on the wrong side of Melania Trump over staffing issues and travel requests. Some of the disputes with the East Wing have escalated to the president, the seven people familiar with the clashes said.
Reports state that Melania first raised this issue to her husband earlier this year.
BREAKING: In an extraordinary statement from the Office of the First Lady, the office publicly declares its position that Deputy National Security Advisor Mira Ricardel “no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House.” https://t.co/pwR9fpe1cR
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 13, 2018