During her appearance on Thursday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” former first lady Michelle Obama smugly threw some shade at her successor Melania Trump over reports of the recent ousting of White House staffer following a tiff with the first lady.
“If you wanted to get someone in your husband’s administration fired, how would you do that?” Kimmel tossed the bait.
“Why do you ask?” Obama responded while appearing to know where the conversation was headed.
“Just curious, just wondering if somebody rubbed you the wrong way,” Kimmel said.
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“We had wonderful people in our administration,” the former first lady said, knocking the current administration.
When Kimmel pressed her more, asking if a similar situation had ever arisen in the Obama White House, she put it bluntly, “Not once.”
Kimmel and Obama’s exchange at the first lady’s expense comes after Mira Ricardel, the White House deputy national security adviser, was reportedly forced out of her job earlier this week following a public condemnation from the first lady.
Mrs. Trump took a stunning move in publicly addressing reports of a feud via a statement from her spokesperson, Stephani Grisham, who said, “It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House.”
According to reports, Ricardel rubbed the first lady and her staff the wrong way during negotiations over Mrs. Trump’s trip to Africa last month. The first lady reportedly later complained to President Donald Trump about how the staffer was treating her.
Following her ousting, it was announced that Ricardel will “continue to support the president as she departs the White House to transition to a new role within the administration.” However, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not elaborate on what her new position or responsibilities would be.