Trump fires aide who joked about 'dying' war hero John McCain

White House aide who mocked Mc Cain reportedly loses job

During a Wednesday morning appearance on CNN's "New Day" with John Berman, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said former press aide Kelly Sadler, who left the White House after allegedly insulting Sen.

The White House was roiled by bipartisan fury over the remark attributed to Kelly Sadler in May. John McCain, would still be welcome to work a different job in the Trump administration.

Kelly Sadler raised eyebrows last month after reports emerged she had said the Republican senator's vote did not matter because he was "dying anyway".

And, though she apologized, she remained on the staff for almost a month before departing. White House officials bemoaned an environment where presidential aides could not speak their minds in meetings without fearing their remarks could appear later in the press.

It's unclear if Mrs. Sadler resigned or if she was sacked on Tuesday, but Mrs. Conway suggested Mrs. Sadler's comments about Mr. McCain would not preclude her from other jobs within the administration.

Privately, Sadler did apologize to McCain's daughter Meghan in a phone call.




White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci speaks after an on air interview at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 26, 2017.

The Trump administration declined to publicly apologize and Trump demanded a crackdown on whoever leaked the story to the media.

McCain, 81, is battling brain cancer.

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

The White House then cut down the size of communications meetings, aides said.

"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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