Published: Thu, June 07, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Press aide who mocked McCain is out at White House

Press aide who mocked McCain is out at White House

Last month White House communications aide Kelly Sadler quipped during meeting that they didn't need to worry about Senator John McCain's opposition to President Trump's nominee for Central Intelligence Agency director because, "It doesn't matter, he's dying anyway". He did not chastise Sadler for her remarks about McCain, White House aides said.

White House aide Kelly Sadler attends a forum called Generation Next at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2018. John McCain's brain cancer, which triggered widespread backlash. John McCain, would still be welcome to work a different job in the Trump administration.

Sadler, a special assistant to the president, compiled and distributed talking points to administration allies, CNN reported.

Mrs. Sadler, the aide who made controversial remarks about ailing Sen.

"I don't understand what kind of environment you're working in when that would be acceptable and then you can come to work the next day and still have a job", she said at the time.

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Sadler apologised to the McCain family privately, but McCain's daughter asked for a public apology.

But afterward, Ms. McCain publicly questioned why Sadler still had a job at the White House.

Shah, in the White House briefing the day after the comments were reported, said, "If you aren't able in internal meetings to speak your mind, or convey thoughts or say anything that you feel without feeling like your colleagues will betray you, that creates a very hard work environment".

"I am sure this conversation is going to leak, too", she derisively said to her staff, according to people familiar with the meeting, in comments first reported by Axios.

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