President Donald Trump is expressing that it’s “too bad” that his personal assistant reportedly spread “absolutely false” information about the First Family amid her departure.
Trump’s personal assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, found herself in the spotlight after she apparently “opened up” with reporters after having a “couple drinks” about information regarding the First Family.
At an off-the-record dinner on Aug. 17 at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, Westerhout told the reporters that she believed she had a better relationship with the president than his own daughters, according to Politico.
Additionally, Westerhout reportedly told them that Trump didn’t like taking photos with his daughter Tiffany Trump “because he perceived her as overweight,” Politico reports.
“This was an off-the-record dinner and the media blatantly violated that agreement,” a White House official anonymously told Politico.
However, although describing her as a “wonderful person,” the president called his now-former assistant’s remarks “a little bit hurtful” and said her dismissal from the White House was “automatic.”
“It was too bad,” Trump told reporters outside the White House on Friday. “…I wished her well.”
Sharing that he would be speaking with his daughter Tiffany on the phone once arriving at Camp David, Trump said, “I love Tiffany.”
See Trump’s comments below:
Trump closes his pre-Camp David media availability by being totally flummoxed by a question about Colombia and saying he loves his daughter Tiffany pic.twitter.com/iHOKs8BYT4
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 31, 2019
A White House official anonymously told Politico that this instance serves as a “good reminder that we are all staff” and “we are all replaceable.”
Westerhout — who has been with the president since the start of his administration — resigned from her position in the White House on Thursday.