Madeleine Westerhout resigned as Assistant to the President's Management on Thursday after Trump learned that she had recently exchanged information with reporters at a confidential meeting where she did not say her comments were confidential to sources associated with are familiar with their departure. Westerhout had discussed the White House affairs during the session, which a reporter told the White House staff.
A former White House official told CNN that Trump was near Westerhout – whose office was directly in front of the Oval Office – but the discussion of personal information about his family was a red line.
"There has never been a time in the history of our country when the media was so fraudulent, fake or corrupt!" Trump wrote Wednesday night. If his presidency is considered "retrospectively", he hopes that a "big part" of his legacy will be "to bring to light massive dishonesty in the press".
In this role, Westerhout often accompanied important members of the Trump transition team through the lobby of the Trump Tower.
"The elected president wanted to make sure that all his meetings were very transparent, so that they became a bit more public than I originally thought," she told CNN in 201