Michelle Obama on Melania Trump Getting Staffer Fired: Didn’t Happen ‘Once’ While I Was There


After ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel jokingly referenced the White House staffer essentially fired by First Lady Melania Trump, his guest, former FLOTUS Michelle Obama, noted that she never had a situation like that.

The host greeted Michelle Obama, who appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to discuss her new book Becoming, by begging her to go back to the White House with her husband, so as to replace President Donald Trump, who Kimmel has vocally opposed on his show.

“If you wanted to get someone in your husband’s administration fired, how would you do that?” Kimmel asked, later in the segment.

Last week, Deputy National Security Advisor Mira Ricardel was ousted from the administration after the first lady sent out a press released endorsing her firing, which raised questions on how much control she has over the White House’s internal workings

“Why do you ask?” Michelle Obama said while smirking. “We had wonderful people in our administration.”

Kimmel asked again if she ever “had a situation like that,” but she assured him it didn’t happen “once.”

Michelle Obama also addressed speculation about her possible White House run, firmly denying them by saying she “never had any serious conversations with anyone about it because it’s not something that I’m interested in—or would ever do. Ever.”

Watch above, via ABC.

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