Reprinted with permission from Alternet
President Donald Trump’s personal assistant, his Oval Office gatekeeper since Day One of his administration, has “abruptly resigned” in the wake of the President discovering she had “indiscreetly” shared details about the President’s family and White House operations during an off-the-record dinner with reporters, according to NBC News and The New York Times.
Madeleine Westerhout, who officially was the Director of Oval Office Operations, is a former RNC staffer who “reportedly cried on election night because she was upset over Mr. Trump’s victory.” She later grew to be a big supporter of Trump. Her Twitter page shows a plethora of retweets of the president’s tweets, and her own commentary.
How many tens of millions of dollars did the American taxpayers have to pay to find out what everyone already knew – NO COLLUSION! https://t.co/tVzNIpsXtK
— Madeleine Westerhout (@madwest45) March 24, 2019
A federal government watchdog found Westerhout violated the Hatch Act last year.
In February she called leaking the president’s schedules, which revealed his ever-increasing “executive time,” “a disgraceful breach of trust.”
What a disgraceful breach of trust to leak schedules. What these don’t show are the hundreds of calls and meetings @realDonaldTrump takes everyday. This POTUS is working harder for the American people than anyone in recent history. https://t.co/n1HrxmCsiB
— Madeleine Westerhout (@madwest45) February 3, 2019
She was also not shy about making ugly attacks on Democrats:
"and I said, Bye-Bye" https://t.co/t1iwDM05FK
— Madeleine Westerhout (@madwest45) January 18, 2019
She also called the President “incredibly kind and compassionate.”
— Madeleine Westerhout (@madwest45) May 31, 2018
CBS News adds that Trump “often referred to her as ‘my beauty.’”