Madeleine Westerhout, longtime executive assistant to President Donald Trump, abruptly resigned Thursday.
Westerhout has sat outside the Oval Office since Day 1 of the admin. Has become a trusted aide to Trump, but is out after talk of recent indiscreet chatter got to POTUS https://t.co/bvlD0HhcSU via me and @MaggieNYT
— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) August 30, 2019
BREAKING: Trump’s longtime executive assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, resigned tonight after coming under scrutiny for sharing insider tidbits with reporters
— POLITICO (@politico) August 30, 2019
Westerhout, whose desk was immediately outside the Oval Office, served as the president’s personal secretary and was often referred to as Trump’s “gatekeeper.” (RELATED: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders resigning)
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 30, 2019
Westerhout’s departure followed reports that she had attended an off-the-record dinner with reporters at the president’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, sharing inside information about what went on the Oval Office as well as personal details about the Trump family.
Trump’s personal asst. Madeleine Westerhout is gone after “indiscreetly shared details about his family and the Oval Office operations she was part of during a recent off-the-record dinner with reporters” @anniekarni and @maggieNYT report. https://t.co/8Pp7rQdqSX
— Alex Thompson (@AlxThomp) August 30, 2019