From Kellyanne Conway to Steve Bannon, President Trump's inner circle is full of advisers and counselors who are frequently subject to public intrigue -- and Trump's 26-year-old executive assistant is no exception.
While the president's assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, only joined the Trump team in late 2016, she has an extensive track record of working with a number of GOP candidates and officials throughout her varied career as a Republican staffer.
Everything you need to know about Madeleine Westerhout:
Westerhout originally hails from California and attended college at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where she received her degree in political science. She took some time away from school in 2012 to intern for former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign, and later worked with GOP officials on a state and federal level.
Upon joining the Republican National Committee as a staffer working with Katie Walsh, Westerhout met former RNC head Reince Priebus. Priebus, who currently serves as President Trump's chief of staff, was likely involved in the decision to bring Westerhout on as President Trump's new executive assistant.
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