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Trump White House Gatekeeper Was Fired for Comments About His Daughters

Looks like she got a little drunk at an off the record meeting with reporters and said too much. And of course, she made the mistake of trusting the reporters.

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.

Given Westerhout’s sensitive role as a confidante to the president, the few details the White House shared about her abrupt firing had Washington’s political-media class in a quiet frenzy on Thursday night and Friday.

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,” the person said.

Madeleine Westerhout

11 Responses to Trump White House Gatekeeper Was Fired for Comments About His Daughters

  1. Oh my. She should have never said anything whatever was said but honestly NO ONE should have repeated it or put in print and that includes this site. People are shocked when I say I would rather smoking be someone’s vice instead of alcohol or drugs. Cigarettes fo not cause stupid things to be said. Anyone whose been around people drinking know that’s true.

    • Agreed, Wendy. I won’t be sharing this – although I doubt anything she said is true. And you are 1000% correct about drinking. It is dangerous in so many more ways than just “driving”. I am grateful we have a President who never has drank. The idea of some emergency happening and any highly placed leader being drunk or even “tipsy” is frightening.

  2. In any company or organization that I ever worked for, if anyone had passed on very private and personal insider information about the family members of the CEO to the media, that person would have been fired on the spot. Period. Trump did exactly the right thing.

  3. She was a Romney supporter who allegedly bawled her eyes out on election night when Trump won.

    Why in the hell was she hired in the first place?

    • She’ll get a new job on CNN. Insulting Trump and his family, doing them wrong or spreading embarrassing opinions about them is a top-notch recommendation there.