WASHINGTON — In an extraordinary move for a first lady, Melania Trump’s office on Wednesday publicly called for the firing of a Ivanka Trump as first daughter and advisor to President Trump.
Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s communications director issued a statement around 4:30 p.m. saying the blonde bombshell should no longer serve as an advisor or family member to the President.
“It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that Ivanka no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House,” Grisham said.
This came only one day after the first lady called for the firing of Mira Ricardel, a senior National Security Council staff member.
It is rumored that Ivanka Trump and Melania Trump don’t have the warmest relationship.The first lady has been suspicious of Ivanka ever since a Howard Stern interview when President Trump stated he wanted to “date his daughter.” There have always been suspicions surrounding this statement enhanced by the rumors that Ivanka’s husband, Jared Kushner, is actually a transgender woman.
There’s never been a first daughter quite like Ivanka. She is directly involved with policy- making, and strives to be considered as one of her father’s hottest advisers. Even though there’s not much overlap between her and the first lady, her role in the White House is reportedly causing tension. According to the New York Times, her relationship with Melania is “complicated.” President Trump reportedly touches Ivanka much more often than he does the first lady which leads to confusion.
Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly has to act as mediator between Ivanka’s staff and Melania’s staff when this sort of tension arises. Kelly has previously been quoted describing the Trump children’s involvement in their father’s administration as “playing government.” Apparently, Kelly, a former Marine Corps general, had to intervene when both women posed for photo ops with black children within days of each other.
According to the Times, while Melania was in Ghana as part of her tour of Africa,she held a baby upside down swinging it like a purse, and the photo was distributed to the press, and video of the meeting was posted to the first lady’s Instagram.
The White House declined to comment and threatened to revoke the press passes of anyone reporting on this story.