The president’s longtime personal assistant resigned from her post on Thursday after the Trump found out that she had given off-the-record information to reporters during a dinner. That information, about the inner-workings of the White House and details about Trump’s children, was sensitive enough to the president that he demanded she resign immediately.
Now, we know what that information was.
According to POLITICO:
“Madeleine Westerhout, who left her White House job suddenly on Thursday as President Trump’s personal assistant, was fired after bragging to reporters that she had a better relationship with Trump than his own daughters, Ivanka and Tiffany Trump, and that the president did not like being in pictures with Tiffany because he perceived her as overweight.”
This could be why the president is never seen standing near former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, but his own child? That’s just disgusting.
The report continues:
“The critical comments happened at an off-the-record dinner, according to two people familiar with the matter, that Westerhout and deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley held earlier this month with reporters who were covering Trump’s vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.”
“Westerhout also jokingly told the journalists that Trump couldn’t pick Tiffany out of a crowd, said one of the people. “She had a couple drinks and in an uncharacteristically unguarded moment, she opened up to the reporters.”
No wonder she was fired. This goes beyond the cold hard facts. The things Westerhout said were not only below the U.S. presidency, they are below basic humanity in general. Of course Trump knows what his daughter Tiffany looks like. He obviously knows what she looks like well enough to decide that she is bad optics.
Does he own a mirror?
POLITICO reported that:
“After the Aug. 17 dinner, which took place at the restaurant inside the nearby Embassy Suites hotel and included the Washington Post’s Phil Rucker, Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs, Reuters’ Steve Holland and the Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Restuccia, Westerhout rode back to a different hotel, the Marriott, with Rucker and Holland.”
It is totally normal for White House staffers to have off-the-record meals with reporters covering the White House. That was until President Trump showed up with his closet of skeletons.