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Trump is firing a top national security official for fighting with Melania over plane seats: report

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A new report from the Wall Street Journal claims that President Donald Trump is firing a top national security official at least in part because she got into a fight with First Lady Melania Trump over plane seats.

According to WSJ, Trump is planning to oust Mira Ricardel, who currently serves as the top deputy for national security adviser John Bolton.

WSJ’s sources claim that Ricardel got into a major fight with Melania Trump during the first lady’s recent trip to Africa.

“The president became involved in that decision at the urging of first lady Melania Trump, whose staff 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,” the publication writes. “Ms. Ricadel also repeatedly clashed with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Pentagon team over staffing decisions and policy differences.”

Ricardel is not the only White House staff member who’s been feuding with the first lady, either.

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Sources tell NBC News that Melania has also regularly gotten into fights with chief of staff John Kelly.

“Kelly has also sparred with the East Wing over travel arrangements for the first lady’s staff,” NBC News reports. “He often wouldn’t reserve space for Melania Trump’s two aides on Air Force One or on helicopters. They would find themselves without hotel rooms and not listed for motorcade movements.”

Trump forced the resignation last week of Attorney General Jeff Sessions just one day after his party suffered devastating losses in the 2018 midterm elections. Although a mass shakeup at the Trump White House has been rumored for months, the president has so far been slower to make other changes besides the ouster of Sessions.

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GOP looks like it’s in a ‘state of panic’ after labeling combat veteran a ‘socialist loser’ for running as a Democrat: columnist

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Republicans in Cincinnati, Ohio, may have overstepped the boundaries of poor taste, calling a former Air Force pilot a "socialist loser."

As columnist Jason Williams writes in the Cincinnati Enquirer, the GOP majorly flubbed their campaign against the Democrat.

"Yeesh, not a good look for the Trump Party," Williams writes. "Democrat Nikki Foster is neither a socialist nor a loser, from what little we know about the Mason moderate after she launched her campaign in Ohio's 1st Congressional District on Monday."

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Nebraska woman attacks local Spider-Man statue as a ‘hate crime’ against Christianity after mistaking it for Satan

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A resident of Lincoln, Nebraska this week publicly slammed her city for committing a purported "hate crime" against Christianity because she mistook a statue of Spider-Man located at a local zoo for a statue of Satan.

The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that an offended Christian woman wrote an email to Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird demanding that he remove a statue depicting Spider-Man's hands spinning a web, as she believed the statue depicted devil horns.

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‘The worst thing he’s done’: GOP insider freaks out about what Trump’s racist attacks mean for 2020

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A Republican Party insider has told the Washington Examiner's David Drucker that President Donald Trump's racist attacks against four Democratic congresswomen are doing real damage to his efforts to get reelected in 2020.

In particular, GOP insiders fear the president is permanently driving away the suburban women and college-educated white voters that he will need to secure any kind of victory next year, as these voters will not want to be associated with overt racism.

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