Aide who insulted McCain could get another administration job

Aide who insulted McCain could get another administration job

The Trump administration recently confirmed communication aide Kelly Sadler is out at the White House.

The Trump administration communications aide who made a cruel comment about ailing Arizona GOP Sen.

In May, Sadler said during a meeting that McCain's opposition to CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel did not matter because the Arizona Republican was "dying". The White House never denied or disavowed her comments. She would go on to serve in the administration for nearly a month until her recent departure, according to CNN.

"Kelly Sadler is no longer employed within the Executive Office of the President", Raj Shah, the principal deputy press secretary, said in a statement. According to sources familiar with the situation, it was not her comment but her strained relationship with White House strategic communications director Mercedes Schlapp that led to her exit, the New York Times reported.

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Sadler reportedly called Meghan McCain after the insensitive remark, but it did not go over well with Senator's daughter. The president, who very rarely says sorry, did not demand an apology - even though other aides said Sadler should.

Sadler's comment spurred an intensive effort inside the West Wing to seek out leakers.

But instead of a mass exodus, people are expected to leave one by one or in small groups as the White House tries to avoid a spate of negative headlines, or the impression that it's firing people for allegedly leaking information without any tangible evidence. Conway would not comment on why Sadler was ousted from her role as a special assistant to Trump, which involved compiling and disseminating talking points to the administration's allies. Anybody who betrays that I think is a total and complete coward.

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