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Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:26 PM

Melania Trump Calls for Ouster of National Security Deputy Mira Ricardel

Source: Daily Beast

On Tuesday afternoon, first lady Melania Trump took the extraordinary step of publicly calling for the ouster of national security adviser John Bolton’s top deputy, Mira Ricardel. “It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that [Ricardel] no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House,” her communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement. The Wall Street Journal reported about an hour later that Ricardel had been fired from her position and escorted from the White House, but a White House official disputed that claim. The Journal reported earlier Tuesday that the first lady urged President Trump to get rid of Ricardel after the two women clashed over “seating on the plane and requests to use National Security Council resources” during the first lady’s Africa trip. The first lady’s team also told Trump they “suspect” Ricardel of being behind some of the “negative stories” that have come out about the Melania and her staff, the newspaper reported.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/national-security-deputy-mira-ricardel-fired-escorted-from-white-house-report

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Reply Melania Trump Calls for Ouster of National Security Deputy Mira Ricardel (Original post)
brooklynite Nov 2018 OP
brooklynite Nov 2018 #1
Turbineguy Nov 2018 #2
Autumn Nov 2018 #3
rzemanfl Nov 2018 #10
Autumn Nov 2018 #14
rzemanfl Nov 2018 #22
cstanleytech Nov 2018 #48
Autumn Nov 2018 #49
cstanleytech Nov 2018 #55
rurallib Nov 2018 #27
Autumn Nov 2018 #34
leftieNanner Nov 2018 #35
Autumn Nov 2018 #41
leftieNanner Nov 2018 #44
BumRushDaShow Nov 2018 #37
iluvtennis Nov 2018 #38
BamaRefugee Nov 2018 #4
Mike Nelson Nov 2018 #5
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2018 #6
redstatebluegirl Nov 2018 #7
No Vested Interest Nov 2018 #8
jrthin Nov 2018 #9
mnhtnbb Nov 2018 #17
TheBlackAdder Nov 2018 #20
dem4decades Nov 2018 #31
jrthin Nov 2018 #69
dem4decades Nov 2018 #72
leftieNanner Nov 2018 #36
ms liberty Nov 2018 #60
EllieBC Nov 2018 #70
Arkansas Granny Nov 2018 #11
underpants Nov 2018 #16
Mr.Bill Nov 2018 #25
hibbing Nov 2018 #12
C_U_L8R Nov 2018 #13
bsiebs Nov 2018 #23
TheBlackAdder Nov 2018 #15
riversedge Nov 2018 #53
LyndaG Nov 2018 #57
dawnie51 Nov 2018 #18
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2018 #19
left-of-center2012 Nov 2018 #21
not fooled Nov 2018 #30
MANative Nov 2018 #24
Ferrets are Cool Nov 2018 #26
blueinredohio Nov 2018 #28
FakeNoose Nov 2018 #29
left-of-center2012 Nov 2018 #32
edbermac Nov 2018 #33
leftieNanner Nov 2018 #39
iluvtennis Nov 2018 #40
tanyev Nov 2018 #42
littlemissmartypants Nov 2018 #43
obamanut2012 Nov 2018 #45
BlueInRedHell Nov 2018 #50
NCjack Nov 2018 #46
Mr. Ected Nov 2018 #47
littlemissmartypants Nov 2018 #51
Freethinker65 Nov 2018 #52
Honeycombe8 Nov 2018 #54
jmowreader Nov 2018 #64
Honeycombe8 Nov 2018 #67
Golden Raisin Nov 2018 #56
noneof_theabove Nov 2018 #58
meluvrem Nov 2018 #59
llmart Nov 2018 #61
PeeJ52 Nov 2018 #62
rocktivity Nov 2018 #63
truthisfreedom Nov 2018 #65
LudwigPastorius Nov 2018 #66
Haggis for Breakfast Nov 2018 #68
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:28 PM

1. Background...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:29 PM

2. "..... deserves the honor of serving in this White House...."

Yeah. Honor. That's right.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:29 PM

3. You mean the honor of knowing sooner or later a knife in the back is coming?

Fuck you First Nude

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Response to Autumn (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:38 PM

10. I'm stealing "First Nude" unless you PM me your copyright.

Love it.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:43 PM

14. By all means pass it around. She's no First Lady but she deserves a title.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:48 PM

22. Thanks! n/t

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Response to Autumn (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:01 PM

48. I personally would focus more on Trump rather than the bit of dangle that is Melania as

he will probably be trading her in for a newer model with less mileage after he is out of office.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #48)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:07 PM

49. No, I can focus on both. She with all her birtherism and her fake media doesn't deserve a pass.

She is every bit as much a piece of shit as he is, if not more.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #49)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:20 PM

55. By all means feel free but for me she is an insignificant distraction that isn't worth the time.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:14 PM

27. "First nude" funniest line I have heard in a long while

but if any administration would have such a thing, this would be the one.



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Response to rurallib (Reply #27)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:30 PM

34. She doesn't deserve the title that other presidents wives have held.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:31 PM

35. Fifty Points to Autumn

for "First Nude"!

When I think of the many gracious first ladies we have had, this bimbo is horrible.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #35)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:35 PM

41. I know. It makes me sick that she will included in their group. It's like having

Rembrandt's in a museum and making the main display a paint by numbers painting by an unknown person.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #41)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:43 PM

44. Or a velvet Elvis painting.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:33 PM

37. OMG

I just spewed by dinner all over my lap!!

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Response to Autumn (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:33 PM

38. Ditto.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:32 PM

4. Melania, THE SHOT CALLER!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:33 PM

5. Ha-ha...

… serving with the Trumps is no honor.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:33 PM

6. PlasticWoman is getting testy.

She must know the walls are caving in, too.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:36 PM

7. Tells you who is running the country right now.

She has him by the short hairs and if mama ain't happy nobody's happy.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:36 PM

8. You've got to be kidding.......

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:37 PM

9. Eventually we may realize that Melania is Putin's inside person. nt

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Response to jrthin (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:45 PM

17. You aren't alone in thinking that.

I remember the look she gave Putin at the Helsinki meeting. I thought at the time there was something behind that look. I wondered if 45 had offered her to Putin--maybe previously?--and she was wondering whether she was going to have to entertain him again.

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Response to jrthin (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:46 PM

20. Trump's handler!

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Response to jrthin (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:24 PM

31. Remember the dinner where Putin, Trump and Melania sat alone?

At the table near no one else?

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #31)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 09:59 PM

69. Mueller needs to talk to her. nt

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Response to jrthin (Reply #69)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 11:08 PM

72. That would make Trump's head explode.

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Response to jrthin (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:32 PM

36. I agree

She is holding the leash for Vlad.

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Response to jrthin (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 07:13 PM

60. I see I'm not the only one thinking this way.

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Response to jrthin (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 10:39 PM

70. I feel like it goes back even before her.

Ivana and The Talking Yam went to Moscow in 1987. That’s when this whole thing might have started: http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/07/trump-putin-russia-collusion.html

And this is probably why it’s taking Mueller what seems like forever. As the article says it’s a cave that with each step you realize it just keep going

He needs to talk to Ivana and Melania.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:39 PM

11. This just blows my mind. Surely this is way beyond the scope of duties of FLOTUS.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:45 PM

16. The story this morning is that Kelly and her have had some dust ups too

which is why Kelly may be on the way out.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:02 PM

25. I'm sure it's happened in the past.

I can easily imagine it in the Reagan administration. But not out in the open like this.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:40 PM

12. Shouldn't Ivanka, Donny, and Eric be chiming in on this too?

This whole god awful administration is like a soap opera.

Peace

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:41 PM

13. This is a totally guess but....

Ricardel probably blew the whistle of Melanious' insanely exorbitant hotel bill in Cairo

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:49 PM

23. That is a very good guess... Im sure she was extremely unhappy with that revelation...


… not that anyone really paid any attention to it afterwards.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:44 PM

15. Did Michele Obama ever publicly call for the ouster of a national security advisor deputy?

.

Imagine the RW outcry if she had.

.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:17 PM

53. did Michelle publicly do anything along these lines?? I think now IMHO

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:35 PM

57. Sooo true

The Rs would've lost their you-know-what if Hillary or Michelle did something like this.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:46 PM

18. As Dump retreats to the fetal position.....

watch his handler, Melanoma, become more and more vocal, strident and brazen. As Dump loses his shit, she will blossom. I truly believe she is the handler, and this is her moment to shine. Until the anvil comes crashing down; then it's every man for themselves and a nice dacha in southern Russia.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:46 PM

19. Cat Fight!

The steam presser of Bolton's pants got fired........

.. .........I'm loving it......

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:47 PM

21. This ...

the first lady urged President Trump to get rid of Ricardel after the two women clashed over “seating on the plane ...”

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #21)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:23 PM

30. Stock photo

of conflicts in this WH

[link:|]



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 04:59 PM

24. She's settling into the Empress role nicely.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:12 PM

26. What an extraordinarily petty family (used lightly) they are. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:18 PM

28. That's Melania being best.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:20 PM

29. Since when does she have a say in anything

... other than matching the carpets and drapes?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:25 PM

32. Reminds me of Nancy Reagan n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:26 PM

33. Why? Was she mishandling the President's briefs?

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Response to edbermac (Reply #33)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:34 PM

39. I'm thinking it's probably a good idea

to stay as far away from the President's briefs as possible.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:34 PM

40. What a fkn soap opera or should I say reality TV show the WH is. GAH

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:38 PM

42. I SAID I CALL SHOTGUN.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:41 PM

43. More smoke and mirrors from

Her Highness Mrs. Prestidigitation.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:44 PM

45. Imagine if Mobama did this

Or, Hillary when she was FLOTUS,

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #45)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:10 PM

50. I'm not even sure they would have stood for Laura Bush doing that!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:49 PM

46. Damn! Looks like she is burrowing in until the 2020 election. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 05:58 PM

47. Only Melania knows whether Ricardel be best

Or if she not be best.

That is the question.

LOL!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:11 PM

51. Wikipedia

Mira Radielovic Ricardel, previously known as Mira Baratta (born July 5, 1960),[1] is an American government official. She WAS serving as Deputy National Security Advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, since May 2018, bust was removed when Melania threw a fit when Donny stole away to Paris with Love.[2] Earlier in the Trump administration, she served as a Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director in the Office of Presidential Personnel,[3] and then Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration. Earlier in her career, she served as a foreign policy advisor to U.S. Senator Bob Dole and held higher-level positions in the U.S. Department of Defense during the Presidency of George W. Bush. On April 23, 2018, new U.S. National Security Advisor John R. Bolton named her as his incoming deputy. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.[4]

Born Mira P. Radielovic,[5] she is of Croatian descent.[6] Her father came from Breza, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and survived the Bleiburg massacre before leaving Yugoslavia in 1954 and arriving in the United States in 1956.[7][6]

Mira grew up in Pasadena, California, and at home spoke the Serbian-Croatian language.[6]].[8] Her family followed the Croatian Catholic Church and worshipped in Arcadia, California.[6][8]

Ricardel received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, graduating in 1982.[1] While at Georgetown, she was a member of the Delta Phi Epsilon professional foreign service sorority.[5]

She then did doctoral course work at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, but did not complete her degree.[3] While at the Fletcher School, she met Robert Baratta, who has been involved in aspects of Virginia politics and the federal government.[9] They married and she became known as Mira Baratta.[5]


Much more at the link.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mira_Ricardel

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:14 PM

52. BE BEST, Melania

Nobody really cares

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:19 PM

54. What Nat'l Security Resources could Melania have wanted to use?

The NSA phone? Copy paper? Their clerk to do some office work or mailing of invitations for Melania's soiree?

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #54)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 08:27 PM

64. NSC phone, not NSA phone

The NSA wouldn't even tell Trump's agent handler where their phone is.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #64)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 09:09 PM

67. Thx. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:29 PM

56. The "nest of vipers" vibe inside the White House

mirrors the 24/7 chaos they churn outside of it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 06:41 PM

58. Missed it...

where was here name on the ballot.

Or was Donald J Trump a pseudo for her even twin brother.

She destroyed all credit with that "don't care" coat.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 07:03 PM

59. Be

 

Bitch

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 07:19 PM

61. Sounds like Melanie is having a melt down like her hubby...

but hers is probably due to all the media attention and accolades that our real FLOTUS, Michelle, is getting with the release of her book.

The two Dumps deserve each other.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 07:41 PM

62. OFF WITH HER HEAD, screams Queen Melania...

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 08:02 PM

63. If Michelle Obama had tried something like that

SHE would have been impeached.


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This is the DU member formerly known as rocktivity.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 08:36 PM

65. He's so weak his wife has to do his fighting for him.

I guess the mid-terms really did take their toll.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 08:55 PM

66. At least Nancy Reagan had the sense to keep her machinations out of the media.

Instead of consulting an astrologer before White House personnel decisions, I bet Melania consults her Russian handler.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 09:48 PM

68. Lordy, do I miss Michelle

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2018, 10:52 PM

71. No one in that famly has a clue. They all came in with the Trojan Horse and think they own the place

...lock, stock, and barrel.

Jesus Christ on a Trailer Hitch -- how dare she. She is not the effing Queen.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2018, 12:48 AM

73. Check out Seth's book "Proof of Collusion"

 


Seth Abramson
‏Verified account @SethAbramson
2h2 hours ago

Seth Abramson Retweeted The Hill

"I'm mystified at Melania adding her flute accompaniment to Trump's fiddling

If there's anyone left who cares deeply about Melania, I'm sure they're telling her not to get involved in WH personnel decisions but to watch the glow of Rome burning from her gold-plated NYC apartment"





Tweet
Seth Abramson
‏Verified account @SethAbramson
16h16 hours ago

RELEASE DAY is here! New Mueller indictments are imminent, the new Congress is readying new Russia subpoenas, and a new chapter of the Trump-Russia case has begun. PROOF OF COLLUSION will prepare you for all of it. Please spread the word! #ProofofCollusion

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