Jun 5, 2018 - Politics & Policy

White House press aide who mocked McCain is out

The White House in Washington, DC. Photo: YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images

White House communications aide Kelly Sadler who made a callous remark about Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) brain cancer in a closed-door meeting last month, has been ousted from the administration.

Why it matters: The nasty leak rattled staff and led to some very intense meetings about the White House's leaking problems, both of which were then also leaked to Axios. During one of the meetings, President Trump told Sadler she wouldn’t be fired for her remark.

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