Trump On Ricardel: ‘She Was With Me For A Long Time, Although I Don’t Know Her’

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 13: President Donald Trump, left, makes his way out of the Roosevelt room after participatin in the Diwali ceremonial lighting of the Diya at the White House, on November, 13, 2018 in Washin... WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 13: President Donald Trump, left, makes his way out of the Roosevelt room after participatin in the Diwali ceremonial lighting of the Diya at the White House, on November, 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. The woman at right, Deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel, is rumored to have just been fired at the behest of First Lady Melanie Trump. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 18, 2018 10:34 a.m.
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President Donald Trump flip-flopped mid-sentence when describing ousted Deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel (pictured, right), who was removed from that position after a statement urging as much from first lady Melania Trump.

“She was with me for a long time,” Trump told Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace of Ricardel.

“Although I don’t know her,” Trump quickly noted. “She’s really somebody I don’t know very well.”

“We’re going to move her around,” Trump said of Ricardel, echoing a statement from his press secretary. Ricardel joined the administration in April.

Trump’s interview with Wallace was taped Friday and aired Sunday. Watch below:

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