Trump Insists It’s All Good Between Fired Assistant And Daughter She Dissed

President Donald Trump speaks to the media before departing the White House for Camp David on August 30, 2019. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
|
August 31, 2019 9:46 a.m.

In the midst of sharing GOP senators’ tweets, Hurricane Dorian updates and jabs at former FBI director James Comey Saturday morning, President Donald Trump took a moment to address the drama that has unfolded since his personal assistant Madeleine Westerhout was fired Thursday.

Politico reported Friday that Westerhout’s firing centered around bragging during an off-the-record dinner that she had a better relationship with Trump than his daughters Ivanka and Tiffany, and also that the President “did not like being in pictures with Tiffany because he perceived her as overweight.”

Trump appeared to address the report in a Saturday morning tweet saying that he didn’t think there was a reason for a confidentiality agreement to be used in Westerhout’s case and that he had forgiven her after she apologized. Trump then added that he loves Tiffany.

Trump also tweeted that unlike Westerhout, there are “various people” he is suing such as former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman for violating confidentiality agreements.

Support The TPM Journalism Fund
  • Contributions allow us to hire more journalists
  • Contributions allow us to provide free memberships to those who cannot afford them
  • Contributions support independent, non-corporate journalism
Comments
advertisement
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer:
SPECIAL DEAL FOR PAST TPM MEMBERS
40% OFF AN ANNUAL PRIME MEMBERSHIP
REJOIN FOR JUST $30