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MELANIA/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump was under pressure from his wife, Melania, on Tuesday [11-13-18] to fire his deputy national security adviser over what two sources close to the White House said was the way Mrs Trump’s trip to Africa was handled. Two presidential aides said Trump was considering forcing out deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel, but as of Tuesday afternoon, the adviser remained in her West Wing office. Melania Trump’s office took the extraordinary step of issuing a statement saying that Ricardel should be ousted. While first ladies historically have been known to pressure their husbands over official business, they do not typically issue statements about it.”

-Mark Hosenball, Steve Holland, Roberta Rampton, “Reuters, November 13, 2018 11:06 am

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