Jake Tapper and Panel Stunned by Melania’s Call for WH Official to Go: ‘Never Seen Anything Like This’

Jake Tapper and his panel tried to make sense of today’s latest round of White House chaos, with the rather stunning statement from First Lady Melania Trump‘s office calling for deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel to go.

Per some reports, there had been friction between Ricardel and the First Lady’s staff for a while now, particularly concerning her recent trip to Africa.

Tapper said right off the bat, “I’ve never seen anything like this.”

Amanda Carpenter said people should be concerned because “the first lady didn’t have any national security experience,” and someone who isn’t a “former model” should be making national security decisions.

Symone Sanders found it odd that the First Lady, who generally tends not to make that many headlines, would speak out this way on this particular issue. Mary Katharine Ham agreed it’s “very weird” and out of character, not to mention it raises questions about how John Bolton will react.

Paul Begala, meanwhile, remarked that The Apprentice seems “much more civilized” than what’s going on here.

You can watch above, via CNN.

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