Madeleine Westerhout, personal assistant to President Donald Trump, was fired on Thursday after the Washington Post published comments she made at an off-the-record dinner about Trump’s daughters Ivanka and Tiffany Trump.
Westerhout allegedly said at a dinner with members of the press that she had a better relationship with Trump than his own daughters and that he thought daughter Tiffany was overweight.
Trump denied the comments. An administration official claimed that Washington Post reporter Phil Rucker violated the off-the-record nature of the event by publishing the remarks.
“This was an off-the-record dinner and the media blatantly violated that agreement,” the official said.
Trump said her firing was “too bad,” that she was a “good person” and that she did her job well. He added that her comments were hurtful.
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