Politics Press aide who mocked McCain is out at the White House

01:46  06 june  2018
01:46  06 june  2018 Source:   cnn.com

The White House staffer who insulted John McCain accused her boss of leaking to the press — right in front of Trump

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The White House is facing mounting pressure to fire an aide who mocked Republican Sen. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that Sadler still works at the White House . Not amused: Meghan McCain (left) appeared on The View on Friday and hit out at White House official Kelly

White House aide mocks Sen. John McCain 's cancer: 'He's dying anyway'. At the White House press briefing Friday afternoon, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined multiple times to comment on Sadler's remark, and confirmed that Sadler still has a job at the White House .

Kelly Sadler, the White House communications aide who made a imprudent comment about Republican Sen. John McCain's health last month, no longer works in the administration, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

In the aftermath of the comment -- in which Sadler told a meeting that McCain's opposition to CIA director nominee Gina Haspel didn't matter because he's "dying" -- the White House refused to condemn her remark. She remained on the staff for nearly a month before departing.

Trump rips McCain at political rally

  Trump rips McCain at political rally Referring to the cancer-stricken senator without using his name, the president slammed McCain for voting against one of the measures that would have repealed Obamacare last year. Speaking at a rally here, and referring to McCain without using his name, Trump said his efforts to scrap President Obama's signature health care law were frustrated by the Arizona senator's decision to give a thumbs-down to the bill on the Senate floor in July."We had it done folks, it was done, and then early in the morning somebody turned their hand in the wrong direction," Trump said.

The White House confirmed Friday that an aide who mocked Republican Sen. John McCain 's failing health hasn't lost her job. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that surrogate communications staffer Kelly Sadler still works at the White House .

John McCain ’s wife and daughter chastised a White House aide who made a dismissive remark about the senator’s cancer diagnosis during an Sanders did not deny that Sadler had made the remark. “I'm not going to validate a leak, one way or the other, out of an internal staff meeting,“ she said.

Sadler was a special assistant to the President, responsible for compiling and distributing talking points to administration allies.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In this March 22, 2018 photo, special assistant to President Donald Trump, Kelly Sadler attends a forum at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The White House is refusing to condemn a staffer who said during a closed-door meeting that Arizona Sen. John McCain's opinion © The Associated Press In this March 22, 2018 photo, special assistant to President Donald Trump, Kelly Sadler attends a forum at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The White House is refusing to condemn a staffer who said during a closed-door meeting that Arizona Sen. John McCain's opinion "doesn't matter" because "he's dying anyway." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Meghan McCain Says Her Dad Loves to Gossip About The View: ‘He’s Extra Obsessed with Whoopi!’ .
In the McCain household, Donald Trump is out and Whoopi Goldberg is very much in. As Sen. John McCain fights through stage-four brain cancer, daughter Meghan McCain says they don’t talk much about President Trump. Instead, the father-daughter duo have a lot more fun dishing about her day job on The View — and about one of her co-hosts in particular. “He is extra obsessed with Whoopi,” Meghan, 33, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “It cracks me up.” Goldberg, 62, introduced Meghan as a permanent co-host on The View last year, while pointing out the similarities between Meghan and her dad. “She definitely has got some maverick in her, ’cause she’s got a maverick dad who was a hero on the battlefield and in D.C.,” Goldberg said on-air at the time. Since becoming a co-host, Meghan has used her platform to defend her father — calling out White House special assistant Kelly Sadler for her “despicable” comments about her father, and shutting down talk of her father’s funeral plans. When Meghan is not honoring her dad on the show, The View co-host is often challenged for her conservative viewpoints. In February, the politician’s daughter went head-to-head with co-host Joy Behar during a discussion about top Trump aide Rob Porter, who resigned amid domestic abuse allegations from his two ex-wives. “I don’t mind being controversial.

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