Trump and Westerhout

AMERICA: US President Donald Trump’s personal assistant has been forced to resign from the White House after leaking private information about his family.

Madeleine Westerhout, 29, was abruptly removed on Thursday after the president learned she had been talking to reporters at a dinner this month.

She was drinking and bragging about her access to Mr Trump during his holiday in New Jersey, CBS News reports.

a smiling female making a phone call

Ms Westerhout had worked with him since the first day of his presidency.

The White House has declined to comment on her departure.

The New York Times, which first reported her firing, cited a White House source who said she is now considered a “separated employee” and would be barred from returning to the executive mansion on Friday.
Described in US media as Mr Trump’s gatekeeper, she had an office directly in front of the Oval Office in the West Wing.

Her comments were made in an off-the-record dinner chat with reporters at a hotel in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, during Mr Trump’s holiday at his club in Bedminster, New Jersey, earlier in August.

Sources told CBS News she was drinking and disclosed details about the president’s family. She also reportedly gossiped about broadcasters seeking access to the president.

It is unclear how Mr Trump learned of the conversation.

Source: BBC