Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning where it appeared that he threatened his recently fired secretary Madeleine Westerhout to keep quiet about her time at the White House.
Trump tweeted saying:
“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!”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2019
“A fully enforceable confidentiality agreement.” Why would Trump tweet this if it wasn’t to send a message to Westerhout?
Twitter users took notice quickly and decided to call out the president for it.
Here are some of the best responses:
Why would you need to remind her about a confidentiality agreement? Is this a threat?
BTW: Usually when you forgive someone, you don't fire them.
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) August 31, 2019
Did ya hear that Tiffany? Daddy tweeted he loves you and you are doing great. Your therapist is going to do great too after the years of sessions needed to help you see what a lousy schmuck your dad is.
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) August 31, 2019
It is pathetic that a U.S. president feels the need to publicly affirm that he loves his daughter.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) August 31, 2019
Sounds like you're afraid of what Madeleine might say.
— Ray Hand (@pr7634) August 31, 2019
Liars, scumbags, grifters, and racists require confidentiality agreements.
Obsess over confidentiality agreements.
Desperately need them because everyone who works for them despises them.
— MatthewDicks (@MatthewDicks) August 31, 2019
Nice veiled threat…
— 🐾Liberal Puppy🐾 (@liberalpuppy) August 31, 2019
I think you’re lying. And moreover, nda’s in the White House, public servants, is unenforceable —especially in whistleblower circumstances.
I hope Ms. Westerhout comes to her senses and turns immediately to the house committees run by @RepAdamSchiff & @RepJerryNadler
— Jack Hutton (@jackhutton) August 31, 2019
NDAs aren't enforceable. Try it.
— Maia (@MaiaIsMyName13) August 31, 2019
Veiled threat by Trump – he felt the need to publicly remind her that she signed his NDA. https://t.co/mbsjoOu0vu
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) August 31, 2019
Anyone who doesn't interpret this tweet as a threat hasn't watched enough mobster movies.
— Translate Trump (@TranslateRealDT) August 31, 2019
And thereby you just confirmed everything she said…
But if the shoe fits, it must be your favorite shoe…
— King of Juice (@KingofJuice3) August 31, 2019
Resorting to threatening her now on Twitter. Sad! 🤡
— WaterBluSky (@MsMariaT) August 31, 2019
you couldn't pick Tiffany out of a lineup
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) August 31, 2019
"fully enforceable confidentiality agreement" = worthless piece of paper when it comes to (1) federal employees, (2) someone who may have witnessed crimes taking place. Assistants see everything. Yes, Donny, you should be worried.
— Alfred B (@konpundro) August 31, 2019