White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the news to reporters in a statement Wednesday evening.
He said on Wednesday in an interview with the "Daily Caller" that he'll soon "be making a decision" on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who has reportedly fallen out of favour with the president over what he's described as an illegal immigration "crisis" at the USA border with Mexico. Melania Knavs was born in Slovenia in communist Yugoslavia. began modeling as a teenager and was an global success by her twenties.
'The White House is running very smoothly and the results for our Nation are obviously very good.
On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Trump meant to remove Ricardel from office, following an incident between the deputy and First Lady Melania Trump during a recent trip to Africa. Ricardel could not be reached for comment.
In October, she toured four African countries on a voyage ostensibly to promote her anti-bullying and child welfare campaign "Be Best".
First ladies often wield power - they have the ear of the president, and more, after all - but they rarely intervene so directly.
In an interview with ABC News during the five-day trip to Ghana, Mali, Kenya and Egypt last month, the first lady said there are people in the White House whom she and the president can not trust.More news: Zverev beats Cilic in error-strewn London battle
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Meanwhile senior White House officials suspect Ricardel of leaking details of the administration to the press.
She instead blamed the media for the controversies around her, calling herself "the most bullied person in the world".
Her removal comes during broader shakeups in the Trump administration following this month's midterm elections, including the departure of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Mattis then blocked Ricardel from getting a high level job at the Pentagon. Ricardel, who wound up not going to Africa, was accused of spreading false stories about the incident.
Trump officials were blindsided Tuesday by Melania Trump's demand to oust Ricardel. She also believed that Ricardel spread rumours about her.
"I am well aware that people are skeptical of me discussing this topic", Trump said at a roundtable event with technology executives.
Separately, Melania Trump won a White House battle to decide the fate of Deputy National Security Advisor Mira Ricardel after an all-out pitched battle that pitted the West and East Wings against each other.