TheDonald Trump's personal assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, resigned Thursday after sharing with reporters information about the US president's family, US media reported.
According to the New York Times newspaper quoting unidentified sources, Trump learned that his assistant had talked about his family and some White House-related issues during an off the record exchange with reporters in New Jersey. recently stayed.
Other media including CNN and Politico have also reported his departure. According to CNN, Ms. Westerhout did not clearly state during the exchange with the journalists that he was off and one of the reporters shared the conversation at the White House.
"The guardian of the door"
Ms. Westerhout, whose office was located opposite the Oval Office, is described by the US media as "the guardian of the door" of Mr. Trump which she has been the personal assistant since the beginning of the presidency. According to the New York Times, Ms. Westerhout is now a "separate employee" and no longer has access to the White House.
Trump and Westerhout had a "close" relationship, CNN quoted a former Trump administration official as saying that talking about the president's family was a "red line" that should not be crossed.
Ms. Westerhout did not appear in the media as a senior White House associate, but her departure adds to a long list of resignations since Trump's election in 2016.