White House official mocks senator John McCain, says he is 'dying anyway'

White House official mocks senator John McCain, says he is 'dying anyway'

White House official mocks senator John McCain, says he is 'dying anyway'

At a White House meeting, special assistant Kelly Sadler allegedly said "it doesn't matter, he's dying anyway".

McCain also said she didn't understand how the White House could be an environment where someone could make a comment like that and "can come to work the next day and still have a job".

"That's all I have to say about it", she said, drawing claps. Meghan McCain has not yet commented on it, but The Daily Caller reported she will address it on "The View" on Friday.

A White House aide is under fire after she mocked USA senator John McCain's brain cancer, dismissing the Republican's opposition to President Donald Trump's nominee for Central Intelligence Agency director.

The continuing sprawl of tasteless remarks from the White House and its allies took aim at Sen.

On Thursday, the Arizona senator's wife took to Twitter to call out Ms Sadler's comment, which USA media reported was a failed attempt at a joke.

Cornered by TMZ reporters as he was walking into a NY building, Clinton was asked about his thoughts on McCain and the Sadler controversy. They underline the fact that Mr McCain and Mr Trump represent distinct views of where the Republican Party should be headed.

Meghan McCain has been a staunch defender of her father. We're all dying. I'm dying, you're dying, we're all dying.

During the campaign, Mr. Trump famously disparaged McCain's time as a prisoner of war.

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John McCain, 81, has been a frequent critic of Trump.

McCain, a former Navy pilot, is now at home in Arizona while undergoing treatment for brain cancer.

"I feel blessed", she said.

A Fox Business Network guest this week, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, argued in favor of torture techniques by alleging they "worked" on John McCain in Vietnam. "And I want to say that since my dad has been diagnosed the past - nearly a year July 19th - I really feel that I understand the meaning of life, and it is not how you die".

Biden has made many public statements supporting the McCain family and last visited McCain at his home in Arizona last month, according to McCain's wife, Cindy McCain.

McCain, 81, who was tortured by his North Vietnamese captors during the Vietnam War, said Wednesday that he opposed Haspel's nomination because of her role in the CIA's use of brutal "enhanced" interrogation techniques after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. McCain said earlier this week that he opposes the nomination given Haspel's history.

"He's not a hero ... he was a war hero because he was captured", Trump said during an July 2015 Family Leadership Summit in Iowa.

Fox News host Charles Payne, who conducted the interview with McInerney, later apologized for McInerney's remarks, as well as for not challenging them.

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