Meghan McCain Responds To Trump Aide's Joke About Her Father Dying

Meghan McCain Responds To Trump Aide's Joke About Her Father Dying

Meghan McCain Responds To Trump Aide's Joke About Her Father Dying

On Thursday, reports emerged that a White House communications official, Kelly Sadler, had made a darkly joking comment at a meeting in which McCain's opposition to a Central Intelligence Agency directorship nomination by President Trump was discussed. "That's why they call him 'Songbird John.' The fact is those methods can work, and they are effective", McInerney said. She confirmed that Sadler still works at the White House. John McCain after a White House official reportedly mocked the Arizona Republican's brain cancer diagnosis.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders scolded her staff Friday for the derogatory comment about Sen.

Sadler, a special assistant for surrogate communications, made the promise in an apologetic phone call to McCain after it was reported that she had jokingly said of Sen.

"There is not a tone set here", Sanders said.

Meghan McCain, a conservative commentator on ABC's popular morning talk show "The View", delivered an eloquent defense of her father, who is battling brain cancer at home in Arizona. "We have forgotten how to respectfully disagree".

Sen. McCain, who spent 5-and-a-half years as a POW, opposes the nomination of Gina Haspel because of her involvement with an interrogation program after 9/11. "I don't understand what kind of environment you're working in where that would be acceptable and then you can come to work the next day and still have a job", she said. And I want to say that since my dad has been diagnosed the past - it's nearly a year, July 19th - I really feel like I understand the meaning of life. "He's not a war hero", Trump said.

The fallout dominated yesterday's White House press briefing and had some veterans and a U.S. Naval Academy graduate steaming.

"I am left speechless and with a sense of horror about the insensitive, crass and cruel remarks by a White House aide reflecting the administration's position on a heroic American's courageous fight", House Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee wrote.

'Our children learn from our example, ' Biden said. McCain acknowledged that Haspel is a patriot who has devoted her life to serving the country, but he pointed out that her role in overseeing the use of torture by Americans is "disturbing".

"[It] worked on John [McCain]", retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney told Charles Payne of Fox Business Network on Thursday. "That tells you all you need to know about me and him", Graham said.

As a GOP presidential candidate in 2015, Trump said McCain was "not a war hero" because he was captured in Vietnam, adding, "I like people who weren't captured".

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