A FORMER Trump administration official dismissed after a fiery public spat with First Lady Melania could be given a top Department of Defence job at the Pentagon, according to reports.
Mira Ricardel lost her job as deputy national security advisor in November. It came shortly after very public criticism from the First Lady. Melania is believed to have clashed with Ms Ricardel over plane seating arrangements for a trip.
Ms Ricardel now being considered for another high level government job, this time at the Pentagon, according to Fox News.
On November 13 last year, Melania’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, released an extraordinary statement expressing no confidence in Ms Ricardel.
It read: “It is the position of the office of the First Lady that Ms Ricardel no longer deserves the honour of serving in the White House.”
Ms Ricardel reportedly rowed with Melania’s staff ahead of the First Lady’s Africa tour in October last year.
Specifically it is believed seating arrangements for the First Lady’s plane became highly contentious.
The First Lady’s office also suspected Ms Ricardel was briefing against Melania to the press.