WH Official Mocks John McCain’s Brain Cancer ‘He’s Dying Anyway’

WH Official Mocks John McCain's Brain Cancer 'He's Dying Anyway'

At Least It Wasn’t A ‘Smokey Eye’ Joke…

May 10th. 2018 – A White House official mocked John McCain’s battle with brain cancer during a closed-door communications meeting Thursday morning. The Republican senator came out against Trump’s CIA Director nominee, Gina Haspel, yesterday saying her refusal to acknowledge the immorality of torture disqualifies her from the position.

Kelly Sadler, who serves as Special Assistant to President Trump, interjected her thoughts as two dozen communication staffers discussed the impact that McCain’s “no” vote may have on the Senate confirmation.

“It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway,” Sadler jabbed, according to an unnamed source. 

According to The Hill, two sources who were present at the meeting believe the comment was intended as a joke. They described the reaction in the room as “discomfort” but said that nobody confronted Sadler about the jab. The meeting, led by deputy press secretary Raj Shah, moved ahead.

Just a week after the Trump administration slammed Michelle Wolf for making jokes during a roast, they’ve kept fairly mum about Sadler’s joke but did put out a statement sending prayers to McCain’s family.

“We respect Senator McCain’s service to our nation and he and his family are in our prayers during this difficult time.”

Twitter had plenty of opinions this afternoon about McCain, who survived torture as a prisoner of war during Vietnam, and Sadler, who was previously the opinion editor for The Washington Times.

Sadler’s joke follows in the footsteps of Trump, who took his own dig at McCain after announcing his presidential bid in 2015. “He’s not a war hero,” candidate Trump said. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

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