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In this March 20, 2018 photo, First lady Melania Trump listens during a roundtable on cyberbullying in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump reassigns staff member Melania Trump recommended to be removed from White House


WASHINGTON (CIRCA) – President Trump has reassigned deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel after first lady Melania Trump recommended her removal from the administration.

White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Ricardel will transition to a new role with the administration.

"The president is grateful for Ms. Ricardel’s continued service to the American people and her steadfast pursuit of his national security priorities," Sanders wrote in a statement.

On Tuesday, the Office of the First Lady released a statement saying Ricardel "no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House."

Ricardel and the first lady's staff argued about seating arrangements on the airplane during Melania Trump's trip to Africa. Ricardel is being accused by staff members of spreading false information about the disagreement. She was appointed as National Security Adviser John Bolton's deputy earlier this year.

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