The Alcohol Talking
“I have a better relationship with Ivanka and Tiffany than Trump.” This is the comment that has Madeleine Westerhout, Trump’s personal assistant, on the outside looking in.
Westerhout was forced out of her job after her apparently not so “off the record” comments surfaced and Trump, who at first attributed her comments to alcohol, has now, not so subtly intimated that her NDA agreement is still in effect. Violating an NDA can lead to lawsuits, a time favored activity of the President.
In addition to Trump’s relationship with his daughters, Westerhout is reported to have told reporters that Trump did not like being in pictures with Tiffany because he perceived her as overweight.
The 28 yr. old Westerhout screened Trump’s official calls and was in effect a gatekeeper for access to the President. One of the few remaining in the dwindling pool of Trump staffers , she has been perceived a true Trump loyalist. To that point, the Office of Special Counsel reprimanded her in 2019 for violating the Hatch Act, a law that forbids federal officials from “overtly political activity” in the course of their official duties.
For the record, Tiffany didn’t want to be seen in any pictures with Trump either.