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Video || Trump — and Melania — Address the Troops in Iraq

President Trump addresses the troops. And Melania does too.

Here are a few “candid” moments, as presented by the White House.

Trump Even Criticized ​for Talking to Kids on Christmas Eve

Without having any idea what was said by the child, critics are suggesting President Trump ruined the Santa myth for a seven-year-old as he and Melania were speaking to children “tracking Santa” with NORAD.

Anyway, another year of biased press hatred of Trump comes to a merciful end, to be followed by . . . an even worse year ahead.

Trump to Remove National Security Aide at Melania’s Request

Sounds like Mira Ricardel, one of National Security Advisor John Bolton’s most trusted aides, rubbed the first lady the wrong way.

According to the Wall Street Journal:

Mr. Trump has already decided to remove Ms. Ricardel, the top deputy for national security adviser John Bolton, officials said on Tuesday.

A rift emerged after Mrs. Trump staff’s battled with Ms. Ricardel during the first lady’s trip to Africa last month over seating on the plane and requests to use National Security Council resources, according to people familiar with the matter. The first lady’s team also told Mr. Trump that they suspect Ms. Ricardel is behind some negative stories about Mrs. Trump and her staff.

The first lady’s office issued a statement on Tuesday calling for Ms. Ricardel to be dismissed. “It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House,” said Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump.

The first lady firing national security aides? That’s a new one.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is also out, just as I learned to spell her name. Her top ally, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, may follow.

Mr. Trump is also leaning toward the ouster of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who is a close ally of Mr. Kelly, White House officials said. The president has decided to replace Ms. Nielsen, but hasn’t finalized the timing, White House officials said, in part because there isn’t an obvious candidate to replace her.

Mr. Trump has told aides that he is aware that forcing out Ms. Nielsen may result in Mr. Kelly quitting, administration officials said. Mr. Trump has told these aides that he is resigned to the possibility of Mr. Kelly leaving, and that he probably will replace Mr. Kelly with Nick Ayers, who is currently chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence.

Smoke in Melania’s Plane Forces Landing

From the press pool report on Melania Trump’s trip to Philadelphia:

The trip by First Lady Melania Trump to Philadelphia, where she is slated to visit a hospital, got off to a rocky start-about 15 minutes into what was supposed to be a 30 minute flight from Joint Base Andrews to Philadelphia, a small amount of smoke could be seen inside the plane and the interior filled with a burning smell.

A FLOTUS staffer came into our compartment and informed us that there was a “mechanical problem” and we would be returning to Joint Base Andrews and would re-evaluate on the tarmac.
A member of the flight crew passed out damp washcloths for passengers to hold over their faces for the smell. Plane landed again shortly after 9 am. We are being transported to the lounge area and are told we will be boarding a different aircraft soon.

Melania Trump Heads to the Border to Help “Reunite” Children and Families

Uh oh. Looks like she’s getting involved in policy. That might not be good. Unless this is basically a “Message: We care” photo op. But I don’t think Melania does much to smooth Donald’s rough edges, people already differentiate her from the president, unlike Ivanka, who kind of shares the rap against her dad’s. And… Continue Reading