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US deputy national security advisor removed on Melania Trump's demand

Presidential spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Ricardel "departs the White House to transition to a new role within the Administration"

AFP  |  Washington 

Melania Trump
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A senior White House official whom First Lady demanded be removed from her post has been transferred, the said on Wednesday.

made an extremely rare demand on Tuesday for deputy national security advisor Mira Ricardel to be fired, saying "she no longer deserves the honour of serving in this White House."

Presidential spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Ricardel "departs the White House to transition to a new role within the Administration.

First Published: Thu, November 15 2018. 06:10 IST
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