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Trump’s personal aide reportedly fired for disparaging his family, claiming he takes issue with his daughter’s weight

2019-08-30

In this file photo, Madeleine Westerhout is seen at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Nov. 29, 2016. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

The gatekeeper has been shown the door.

Madeleine Westerhout, a low-key White House aide known as President Trump’s “gatekeeper,” was abruptly canned Thursday after drunkenly telling reporters that the president doesn’t like being photographed with his youngest daughter, Tiffany, because he considers her overweight, according to a report.

Westerhout made the shocking remark during an off-the-record dinner on Aug. 17 with a small group of journalists who were in Bedminster, N.J., covering the president while he was spending his summer vacation there, two sources familiar with the matter told Politico on Friday.

The 28-year-old ex- director of Oval Office operations also bragged during the dinner chat that she had a better relationship with the president than Tiffany and his other daughter, Ivanka Trump.

Westerhout had “a couple of drinks” and was “uncharacteristically unguarded” during the meal, one source said.

“She opened up,” the insider added.

An executive branch employee who picked up on Westerhout’s phone Friday afternoon said she “no longer works at the White House" and declined to comment further.

Her unceremonious axing caught some Trump loyalists off guard.

Ex-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said he met with Trump at White House this week and was surprised not to see her there.

“I thought she was on vacation,” Giuliani told the Daily News.

Westerhout had been with Trump since the transition and primarily served as his personal secretary, screening his calls and keeping tabs on his meetings and daily schedule.

She appears to have relished that role.

“Oval Office Gatekeeper ;)," she tweeted in January 2017 in response to a post announcing her White House position.