Conway Hints That Kelly Sadler Could Get Another Administration Job

Senator John McCain's family was outraged by Kelly Sadler's remarks

Senator John McCain's family was outraged by Kelly Sadler's remarks

Earlier in May, Sadler cracked a "joke" about Sen John McCain for his opposition to Donald Trump's pick of Gina Haspel as Central Intelligence Agency director saying that it did not matter because "he's dying anyway".

Kelly Sadler, the White House communications aide who made a imprudent comment about Republican Sen.

Sadler mocked McCain, who is suffering from brain cancer, at an internal meeting at the White House last month.

The White House became even more fixated on leaks after the McCain comment got out, and Sadler's exit is reportedly the first step of a planned restructuring of Trump's communications team, which will involve many firings.

Reports about the comment sparked a torrent of criticism and a White House public response that focused on those who leaked the comments and resisted apologizing or addressing the content of Sadler's remark. She would go on to serve in the administration for nearly a month until her recent departure, according to CNN. It was unclear whether her departure was specifically tied to her comment about Arizona Sen.

Two people familiar with the matter told The New York Times that Sadler may have been forced out for allegedly telling Trump that White House strategic communications director

In this March 22, 2018 photo, special assistant to President Donald Trump, Kelly Sadler attends a forum at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.

The Trump administration declined to publicly apologize and Trump demanded a crackdown on whoever leaked the story to the media. The White House never disputed the comments.

McCain, a former Navy pilot who served as a senator for more than three decades, was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, in July past year.

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