President Trump is not an unforgiving, stone-cold hearted man (despite what the liberal mainstream media would probably like you to think.)
In fact, although ex-personal assistant to President Trump Madeleine Westerhout violated her confidentiality agreement with rude comments about the Trump family in an “off-the-record” dinner with reporters (the fact that the reporters published what Westerhout said off-the-record is another matter), President Trump still thinks of her as a “very good person” and is not pursuing any punishment.
The same cannot be said for former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who published a tell-all book criticizing the president following leaving her position.
In Omarosa's case, Trump claims to already be suing along with unnamed "numerous others" who have breached the president's trust and confidentiality agreements!
Check out what President Trump had to say about this on Twitter:
Fox Business has more details into the background of Trump's tweet regarding the Omarosa lawsuit:
Trump is currently suing “various people” for breaching confidentiality agreements, he said in a second tweet, including Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a former Trump aide and the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison. She left the White House in December 2017.
“Disgusting and foul mouthed Omarosa is one,” Trump said. “I gave her every break, despite the fact that she was despised by everyone, and she went for some cheap money from a book. Numerous others also!”
Last August, Trump’s campaign arm filed a complaint with an arbitrator, accusing Omarosa of violating a 2016 confidentiality agreement with her tell-all book “Unhinged,” in which she was fiercely critical of Trump. In the agreement, Omarosa reportedly promised not to disparage Trump or disclose private information.
In her book, she claimed that she “refused” to sign a non-disclosure agreement upon her exit from the Trump White House. However, Trump disagreed in a tweet, saying that “Wacky Omarosa already has a fully signed Non-Disclosure Agreement!”
Politico gave this background account of what Madeleine Westerhout told reporters that Trump forgave her for following her apology:
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.
Given Westerhout’s sensitive role as a confidante to the president, the few details the White House shared about her abrupt firing had Washington’s political-media class in a quiet frenzy on Thursday night and Friday.
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. “She had a couple drinks and in an uncharacteristically unguarded moment, she opened up to the reporters,” the person said.
At some point, Gidley left the restaurant for a television interview on Fox News. During that time — around 45 minutes to an hour — Westerhout made the comments to the reporters.
After the Aug. 17 dinner, which took place at the restaurant inside the nearby Embassy Suites hotel and included the Washington Post’s Phil Rucker, Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs, Reuters’ Steve Holland and the Wall Street Journal’s Andrew Restuccia, Westerhout rode back to a different hotel, the Marriott, with Rucker and Holland.
White House staffers having off-the-record dinners or drinks with reporters has long been a commonplace practice when a president is traveling.
“This was an off-the-record dinner and the media blatantly violated that agreement,” an administration official said.
Business Insider also commented on the situation:
In a Saturday morning tweet-storm, Trump included a tweet saying he forgives his former personal assistant Madeleine Westerhout for telling members of the press at an off-the-record dinner that the president doesn't like to take pictures with his 25-year-old daughter Tiffany because he perceives her as overweight.
"While Madeleine Westerhout has a fully enforceable confidentiality agreement, she is a very good person and I don't think there would ever be reason to use it. She called me yesterday to apologize, had a bad night. I fully understood and forgave her! I love Tiffany, doing great!" the president tweeted.
The New York Times reported that Westerhout, 28, resigned from her position as the president's assistant and as the director of Oval Office operations, after details of her conversation with journalists emerged.
While dining with reporters from The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal who were covering Trump's vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, Westerhout "had a couple drinks" and opened up to the journalists, Politico reported.
Westerhout joked with the reporters that Trump couldn't pick Tiffany out of a crowd, that she had a better relationship with the president than either Ivanka or Tiffany, and said that he wouldn't take pictures with his youngest daughter because of her weight.