August 30, 2019 | 7:47pm | Updated August 30, 2019 | 8:08pm
President Trump told reporters on Friday night that he loves his daughter Tiffany, denying a report that he’s actually embarrassed by her weight.
“She’s going to be calling me when we get to Camp David,” Trump told reporters of his daughter by second wife Marla Maples.
“I love Tiffany. She’s a wonderful person and she studies hard,” he added, speaking on the White House lawn before leaving for Camp David.
Trump’s defense of his relationship with his daughter follows the resignation of his longtime personal assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, on Thursday.
Politico reported that she jokingly dished to reporters at an off-the-record Aug. 17 dinner that she has a better relationship with Trump than his own daughters, Ivanka and Tiffany, and that he does not appear in pictures with Tiffany because she’s overweight.
Westerhout, who spoke to the reporters at a hotel in New Jersey while Trump was on vacation, reportedly added that Trump “couldn’t pick Tiffany out of a crowd.”
She also said that she had a closer relationship with Trump than both Tiffany and Ivanka Trump.
On Friday, Trump called the statements “absolutely false.”
He added that Westerhout “always did a good job” and wished her well but said her comments were a little hurtful to him.