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Thursday, 10 May 2018

White House official makes fun of ‘dying’ John McCain at meeting


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A White House official mocked Sen. John McCain's health during an internal meeting Thursday. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
A White House official made light of Sen. John McCain's battle with brain cancer during an internal meeting Thursday.
"It doesn't matter, he's dying anyway," special assistant to the President Kelly Sadler said, according to a source, The Hill reported.
Sadler took the jab at McCain's health after the Arizona Republican announced his opposition to Gina Haspel, President Trump's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency.
The derisive comment was reportedly made during a discussion of Haspel's nomination.
A second source familiar with the discussion said there was "discomfort" in the room following the insult.
"We respect Senator McCain's service to our nation and he and his family are in our prayers during this difficult time," the White House said in a statement.
McCain's wife, Cindy, was not pleased with Sadler's remark.
White House special assistant Kelly Sadler referred referred to "dying" John McCain after he opposed Gina Haspel, President Trump's nominee to lead the CIA. (dpa picture alliance / Alamy Stock Photo/Alamy Stock Photo)
"May I remind you my husband has a family, 7 children and 5 grandchildren," she tweeted at Sadler.
McCain, a former Navy pilot, was tortured and kept in solitary confinement for two years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
He voiced his opposition to Haspel, saying "her refusal to acknowledge torture's immorality is disqualifying."
Trump ridiculed McCain's capture, saying he wasn't a war hero because he was captured.
"I like people who weren't captured," President Trump said.
He later denied his remarks, saying, "If somebody's a prisoner, I consider them a war hero."
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