Twitter users were equally divided in criticizing Donald Trump on Saturday morning after he tweeted what most took to be a veiled threat at fired assistant Madeleine Westerhout while at the same time trying to make up with daughter Tiffany after he reportedly criticized her weight.
Trump finally got around to tweeting about the firing of Westerhout, who was dismissed for gossiping about the president's relationship with his kids among other things, and reminded her that he has a "fully enforceable confidentiality agreement" she signed that bars her from speaking ill of him.
Trump closed his tweet by professing, "I love Tiffany, doing great!" at his daughter from his marriage to Marla Maples in a rare show of any attention to the seldom seen or mentioned Tiffany.
Twitter was quick to take notice of both parts of Trump's tweet.
While Madeleine Westerhout has a fully enforceable confidentiality agreement, she is a very good person and I don’t… https://t.co/c1MSjTVYeb— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1567255932.0
@realDonaldTrump Why would you need to remind her about a confidentiality agreement? Is this a threat? BTW: Usual… https://t.co/4LWcR9tn5x— D Villella ❄️ (@D Villella ❄️)1567256200.0
@realDonaldTrump Sounds like you're afraid of what Madeleine might say.— Ray Hand (@Ray Hand)1567256015.0
@realDonaldTrump Liars, scumbags, grifters, and racists require confidentiality agreements. Obsess over confident… https://t.co/c1RhXRksPx— MatthewDicks (@MatthewDicks)1567256737.0
@realDonaldTrump Nice veiled threat...— 🐾Liberal Puppy🐾 (@🐾Liberal Puppy🐾)1567256310.0
@realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse I think you’re lying. And moreover, nda’s in the White House, public servants, is unen… https://t.co/ZmuhSKGDwr— Jack Hutton 🇺🇸 (@Jack Hutton 🇺🇸)1567256345.0
Veiled threat by Trump - he felt the need to publicly remind her that she signed his NDA. https://t.co/mbsjoOu0vu— Cheri Jacobus (@Cheri Jacobus)1567256365.0
@realDonaldTrump Anyone who doesn't interpret this tweet as a threat hasn't watched enough mobster movies.— Translate Trump (@Translate Trump)1567256401.0
@realDonaldTrump And thereby you just confirmed everything she said... But if the shoe fits, it must be your favorite shoe...— King of Juice (@King of Juice)1567256329.0
@realDonaldTrump Resorting to threatening her now on Twitter. Sad! 🤡— WaterBluSky (@WaterBluSky)1567256876.0
@realDonaldTrump It is pathetic that a U.S. president feels the need to publicly affirm that he loves his daughter.— Dr. Jeffrey Guterman (@Dr. Jeffrey Guterman)1567255983.0
@realDonaldTrump Maybe twitter is not the place to tell Tiffany you love her. SAD!— PHHenderson (@PHHenderson)1567257390.0
@realDonaldTrump A father who is forced to pronounce his love for his daughter on Twitter is the worst kind of father.— Timothy Kenison Can’t Wait Til 1.20.21 (@Timothy Kenison Can’t Wait Til 1.20.21)1567256125.0
@realDonaldTrump Translation: "Oh, by the way, I love Tiffany in case you all are wondering." 😂😂😂— 𝓖𝓮𝓻𝓪𝓵𝓭𝓸 (𝓝𝓞𝓣 𝓡𝓲𝓿𝓮𝓻𝓪) 💧 (@𝓖𝓮𝓻𝓪𝓵𝓭𝓸 (𝓝𝓞𝓣 𝓡𝓲𝓿𝓮𝓻𝓪) 💧)1567257050.0
@realDonaldTrump you couldn't pick Tiffany out of a lineup— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1567256347.0
@realDonaldTrump Ha ha ha. You had to tweet prove you love your kid.— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@Untucked with Jeremy Newberger)1567257197.0