Donald Trump is showing that there is no low for him as a human being as his former personal assistant said that Trump thinks his own daughter is fat.
Madeleine Westerhout, who left her White House job suddenly on Thursday as President Trump’s personal assistant, was fired after bragging to reporters that she had a better relationship with Trump than his own daughters, Ivanka and Tiffany Trump, and that the president did not like being in pictures with Tiffany because he perceived her as overweight.
The critical comments happened at an off-the-record dinner, according to two people familiar with the matter, that Westerhout and deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley held earlier this month with reporters who were covering Trump’s vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Westerhout also jokingly told the journalists that Trump couldn’t pick Tiffany out of a crowd, said one of the people.
Stories like this one are why it is impossible for the White House to sell Trump as concerned and caring about others. Any person who would talk about their own daughter that way is a shallow narcissist who is incapable of caring about the problems and plights of others.
The White House fired the personal assistant who shared the story, but it doesn’t change the fact of who Donald Trump is as a person.
The American people have learned the hard way that the character of a president reflects how they use the power of their office. Trump isn’t going to have the luxury of running against Hillary Clinton and the decades of right-wing conspiracy theory baggage and smears that she brought to the race. If this election is about character, the Trump presidency will be over and done.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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