Trump Reportedly ‘Blindsided’ By Melania Calling For Aide’s Ouster, Complained He Looked Like a ‘Bossed Around Husband’

President Donald Trump was caught totally off-guard by First Lady Melania Trump‘s stunning public opposition to deputy National Security Advisor Mira Ricardel.

According to reporting from CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins, the president complained that the whole episode made him look like he was taking orders from his wife.

“Trump was said to be blindsided by the First Lady’s statement Tuesday,” Collins said. “Feeling backed into a corner and complaining he looks like a bossed around husband.”

Ricardel was back at work on Wednesday. National Security Advisor John Bolton, according to CNN, was trying to save his chief deputy’s job — even as he’s on a trip to Singapore.

Watch above, via CNN.

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