Marla Maples says she’s proud of daughter Tiffany days after it was revealed that Trump called her 'overweight'
Marla Maples came out to support Tiffany Trump in the wake of Donald Trump's personal assistant claiming that the president and his daughter had a strained relationship with each other.
Maples, who is the second wife of Trump and the mother to Tiffany, shared two photos of the 25-year-old on her Instagram page and praised her for the hard work and the commitment she has shown in her studies.
The first picture was of Tiffany before she embarked on her "last first day" at Georgetown University, where she is currently pursuing a degree in law.
The second was a throwback picture to Tiffany's first day of kindergarten in September 1999. It shows the pair holding hands and smiling at the camera as they get themselves ready for the big day.
Maples accompanied the post with a sweet caption where she gushed about how much her daughter had grown over the years, and wrote, "I love you my girl and so proud of your commitment to your education and I thank God for the deep wisdom you possess beyond."
"I just wish I could still drive you to school," she added, "like all those beautiful years in Cali, saying prayers together on the way."
Maples' encouragement comes in the heels of yet another White House scandal that saw Madeleine Westerhout, Trump's personal assistant since he took office in 2017, made unsavory comments about the president's relationship with his daughters.
Politico reported that Westerhout made the comments at an off-the-record dinner on August 17 that she 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 allegedly "had a couple of drinks and in an uncharacteristically unguarded moment," told the reporters that Trump could not pick out Tiffany from a crowd.
She also said that the president believed Tiffany was "overweight" and did not want to be photographed with her. She bragged that she had a better relationship with him than both his daughters, Ivanka and Tiffany.
When Westerhout's comments became public, her position became untenable and she turned in her resignation this past Thursday, Aug 29.
Speaking with reporters the next day, Trump insisted she was “a very good person" and that he "always felt she did a good job.”
"I think she said some things. And she called me. She was very upset. She was very down," he said. "And she said she was drinking a little bit. And she was with reporters, and everything she said was off the record. And that still doesn’t really cover for her. She mentioned a couple of things about my children."
When asked if Westerhout's claims about Tiffany were true, he responded, "Oh, no. No. Tiffany is great. I love Tiffany."
"I’m going to say it’s just absolutely false. She is a wonderful person. She studies so hard. She’s a great student," he continued, adding that he was going to speak to her by phone soon.