Another Trump Employee Validates That He Treats Women With Respect

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Another female former aide to Donald Trump testified on the former president’s behalf in his “hush money” trial. Madeleine Westerhout took the stand and recalled Trump as a great person to work. 

She also testified to his hard working manner and fair to his women employees, contrasting an image that has been pushed by Democrats for Decades. 

The Washington Examiner wrote

Prosecutors called Madeleine Westerhout as a witness to testify about how detail-oriented Trump was and to confirm certain emails and meetings, but her testimony served largely as the third positive review to come from a female Trump employee on the stand.

Westerhout characterized Trump as hardworking, saying he talked to “a lot” of people every day and took calls from 6 a.m. until well into the evening, according to courtroom reports from CNN.

Westerhout highlighted how concerned Trump was with his wife Melania’s opinion. Defense attorneys have argued that Trump’s wife was one reason he was motivated to make a lawful hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, an elected Democrat, has alleged that Trump was driven by the election to conceal the payment and that he therefore violated election laws.

“There was really no one else that could put him in his place too,” Westerhout said of Melania Trump. “He was my boss, but she was definitely the one in charge. just remember that … thinking that their relationship was really special. They laughed a lot when she came into the Oval Office.”

Westerhout also testified that Trump was “very enjoyable to work for,” saying, “He never once made me feel that I didn’t deserve that job and that I didn’t belong there. Especially in an office filled with older men, he never made me feel like I didn’t belong there. He was a really good boss.”

The New York Times noted that “Westerhout’s name was brought up briefly in the early days of the witness testimony in the trial. On the stand, Rhona Graff, a former longtime assistant to Mr. Trump at the Trump Organization, confirmed that she had exchanged emails with Ms. Westerhout. Mr. Cohen has not yet been called to testify.

At the White House, Ms. Westerhout sat at a desk right outside the Oval Office and coordinated many of Mr. Trump’s calls, meetings and communications. She was a conduit to people outside of the White House and at Mr. Trump’s side through much of the day.

After she left the White House, she wrote a book, ‘Off the Record: My Dream Job at the White House, How I Lost It, and What I Learned,’ which praised Mr. Trump extensively. In return, Mr. Trump praised the book and recommended it, signaling that there was no hostility between them.”

She currently works for one of Trump’s national security advisers, Robert O’Brien. 

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