WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. first lady Melania Trump has asked that the White House sever ties with deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel, a spokeswoman for the first lady’s office said on Tuesday.

“It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she [Ricardel] no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House,” said Stephanie Grisham, the spokeswoman.

Grisham was responding to reports that President Donald Trump is moving to replace Ricardel, a top aide to John Bolton, after she feuded with Melania Trump.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Leslie Adler)