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White House Aide Gone After Clash With First Lady

Melania's office called for Mira Ricardel firing

(Newser) - Deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel was removed from her post Wednesday—the day after Melania Trump's office released a highly unusual statement calling for her firing . "Mira Ricardel will continue to support the president as she departs the White House to transition to a new role within... More »

'Extraordinary': First Lady Publicly Calls for White House Aide to Be Fired

National Security Council official Mira Ricardel is indeed expected to be fired

(Newser) - In a move being called " extraordinary " and " stunning ," Melania Trump has publicly called for a top White House National Security Council official to be fired. The Wall Street Journal reported soon after that Mira Ricardel, national security adviser John Bolton's deputy, was in fact expected... More »

Smoke Fills Cabin, Forcing Down Melania's Plane

She was supposed to be visiting a Philadelphia hospital

(Newser) - First lady Melania Trump's plane was forced to return to a Washington area military base on Wednesday because of smoke in the cabin, the AP reports. Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said "everyone is fine and everyone is safe" after the plane returned to Joint Base Andrews. Trump had... More »

TI Attacks Melania, Kanye With 'Vulgar' Video

TI music short shows actress who looks like first lady dancing naked on fake Oval Office desk

(Newser) - It's a "vulgar attack" against the first lady, and it comes courtesy of Clifford Harris. The rapper otherwise known as TI has a new short music video out, and it has sparked an angry response out of the White House thanks to a Melania Trump lookalike. In the... More »

Melania: Here's Who I Wore That Jacket For

She says 'I really don't care, do U?' was indeed a message

(Newser) - ABC News on Friday night aired what it says is Melania Trump's "first extensive sit-down interview since becoming first lady." It had already released excerpts where she discussed her husband's alleged infidelity , her distrust of some White House staffers , and her thoughts on the #MeToo... More »

Melania Shrugs Off Trump Affair Rumors

First lady tells ABC News reporter she has better things to think about these days

(Newser) - "No question is off limits" is how ABC's 20/20 is promoting its interview with Melania Trump, airing Friday night at 10pm EDT. That apparently included queries about her marriage from Tom Llamas, who chatted with the first lady during her recent trip to Africa , ABC News reports. "... More »

Melania: Some White House Staffers Aren't to Be Trusted

'You always need to watch your back'

(Newser) - Melania Trump has doubts about some of the people who rub elbows with her husband in the West Wing. She thinks there are people there he can't trust, the first lady tells ABC News ' Tom Llamas in a clip from an interview filmed during her trip to Africa.... More »

Melania Trump on #MeToo: I Support Women, But...

'We need to have hard evidence,' first lady says in new interview

(Newser) - The first lady offers her thoughts on the #MeToo movement in a new interview with ABC News' Tom Llamas set to air in its entirety Friday night. "I support the women and they need to be heard. We need to support them, and also men, not just women,"... More »

Melania: Of Course I Tell Him to Put Down the Phone

First lady also wishes people would 'focus on what I do, not what I wear'

(Newser) - Under the gaze of Egypt's Great Sphynx of Giza, Melania Trump marked the end of her four-nation solo visit to Africa by taking questions ranging from the serious to the silly. With regard to the latter, when asked about her husband's prolific tweeting, she says, per the New ... More »

Images of First Lady's Trip to Africa

Melania Trump is on her first major solo international trip

(Newser) - Melania Trump had a busy day in Kenya on Friday during her first extended solo international trip as US first lady and her first visit to Africa. She started the day by feeding baby elephants at Nairobi National Park, the AP reports, where she learned about steps the east African... More »

Melania Walks Through 'Door of No Return'

First lady is in Ghana

(Newser) - Melania Trump said Wednesday that she "will never forget" her visit to a former slave holding facility on Ghana's coast. She called it "very emotional" and "really something that people should see and experience." The first lady spent nearly an hour on a guided tour... More »

Melania Trump Planning Solo Trip to Africa

It'll be her first major international trip alone as first lady

(Newser) - Melania Trump is planning her first big solo international swing with a trip through several African countries in October. The first lady told the AP in a written statement Monday that she's looking forward to learning about the issues that children living on the continent face, as well as... More »

Melania Talks Cyberbullying, Gets Expected Reaction

Media coverage draws line to President Trump's tweets

(Newser) - Melania Trump encouraged technology and social media companies Monday to provide more opportunities for young people to share ideas for how to be good citizens online. Pressing forward with an effort to combat youth cyberbullying, the first lady said that while most children are more aware than some adults of... More »

Melania Trump's Parents Are Now US Citizens

Viktor and Amalija Knavs take the oath in New York City

(Newser) - The US gained two new citizens of note on Thursday: Viktor and Amalija Knavs, parents of first lady Melania Trump. The couple are natives of Slovenia, where they raised Melania, but have been in the US for more than a decade, says their immigration lawyer, per CNBC . Their path to... More »

After Husband's Tweet, Melania Has Kind Words for LeBron

The first lady extends an olive branch to LeBron James

(Newser) - Melania Trump issued a statement in support of LeBron James just hours after her husband attacked the basketball phenom in a scathing tweet Saturday, CNN reports. "It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation and just as she always has,... More »

Rep: First Lady Watches 'Any Channel She Wants'

Stephanie Grisham calls 'New York Times' report 'silly'

(Newser) - Melania Trump's spokeswoman says the first lady will watch whatever she wants on TV, the AP reports. Stephanie Grisham responded Wednesday to a New York Times report that President Donald Trump was unhappy that his wife's television aboard Air Force One was tuned to CNN—and not Fox... More »

First Lady Earned 6 Figures From Photos in News Outlets

Unusual deal with Getty Images results in royalties to Trump family for photos

(Newser) - NBC News spotted an oddity in the latest financial disclosure report from President Trump: It shows that first lady Melania Trump earned at least $100,000 in 2017 from certain photos used in mainstream news outlets. The story breaks it down: Melania Trump has posed for nearly 200 photos... More »

First Lady Plans Another Border Trip

Melania Trump was 'moved by what she saw in Texas'

(Newser) - Melania Trump is planning another visit to immigration centers housing migrants who have been apprehended at the US-Mexico border, the AP reports. The first lady's spokeswoman wouldn't say where she plans to go, but did tell CNN the trip would happen this week. "The first lady is... More »

2 Schools of Thought Emerge Over First Lady's Jacket

Either she's calculating or she's 'clueless'

(Newser) - The first lady made headlines by visiting immigrant facilities at the border, then much bigger headlines by wearing a jacket with the message "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?" scrawled on the back. Her own rep said there was "no hidden message," but then her husband... More »

Trump Says First Lady's Jacket Was Message for the Media

But rep had said there was 'no hidden message'

(Newser) - First lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that read "I really don't care, do u?" as she boarded a flight Thursday to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents, the AP reports. The green, hooded military jacket from Zara had the words written graffiti-style on the... More »

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