White House Official Mocks Senator John McCain In A Disrespectful Manner, Says, 'He's Dying'
On 12th May 2018
In a closed meeting of White House staff, White House official Kelly Sadler passed a highly insensitive comment regarding McCain's health in response to McCain's opinion of saying no to Trump's decision of appointing Gina Haspel as CIA Director. Sadler in his rude remark said, "It does not matter, he is dying anyway."
#1 "It Does Not Matter, He Is Dying Anyway"
A White House official made derogatory remarks regarding Senator John McCain's recent brain cancer diagnosis. The Republican Senator McCain announced that he opposes Trump's nominee Gina Haspel as CIA Director. In a mocking manner Special assistant, Kelly Sadler passed a highly insensitive comment and in an outdoor close meeting of White House, he said, "It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway."
#2 White House Released A Statement To Clear Up The Air
As the disrespectful remarks regarding the Senator's health made it to the headlines, White House released a statement and said, "We respect Senator McCain’s Service to our nation and he and his family are in our prayers during this difficult time." Apparently, Sander's comments have not only outraged the public but have also upset the McCain family.
#3 McCain's Family Reacted To The Disrespectful Comments
McCain's wife Cindy, 63 in an angry tweet reminded Sadler that the man he is talking about is actually a husband, father and a grandfather. "@kellysadler45 May I remind you my husband has a family, 7 children and 5 grandchildren." McCain's daughter Meghan McCain retweeted her mother's tweet and also shared a black and white picture of herself with her father in which she could be seen sitting on his lap. Meghan captioned the picture
"#TBT – I’ve always wanted in on the action…. Love you so much Dad," Meghan, 33, wrote, adding both a heart emoji and an American flag emoji.
#4 McCain Was Diagnosed With Brain Cancer In 2017 And Since Then Has Undergone Various Surgeries
McCain, 81 was diagnosed with brain cancer back in 2017. The politician underwent a surgery where doctors removed a blood clot above his eye. Recently, McCain underwent a surgery to remove a complicated intestinal infection. Meghan recently updated on her dad's health on Twitter, "My father @SenJohnMcCain is in stable condition – he continues to inspire me everyday with his intense grit and determination. Thank you to the doctors at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix and to everyone who is praying for him."
#5 McInerney Referred McCain's Time As A Prisoner Of War
Later on Thursday, Fox News host Charles Payne interviewed Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney on McCain’s opposition to Haspel, which was based in part due to her belief that torture works as a questioning method. McInerney added that since Haspel was unable to use torture as it is illegal, the method worked on the McCain himself. "The fact is, is John McCain — it worked on John," McInerney said, referencing McCain’s time as a prisoner of war.
He added, "That’s why they call him ‘Songbird John.’ The fact is those methods can work, and they are effective, as former Vice President Cheney said. And if we have to use them to save a million American lives, we will do whatever we have to."
#6 TV Host Payne Issued An Apology On Twitter
Later Fox News host, Charles Payne issued an apology on Twitter and wrote, "This morning on a show I was hosting, a guest made a very false and derogatory remark about Senator John McCain." He continued, "At the time, I had the control room in my ear telling me to wrap the segment, and did not hear the comment. I regret I did not catch this remark, as it should have been challenged. I regret I did not catch this remark, as it should have been challenged. As a proud military veteran and son of a Vietnam Vet these words neither reflect my or the network’s feelings about Senator McCain, or his remarkable service and sacrifice to this country."
#7 Meghan Requested The Public To Quit Talking About Her Father's Funeral
On Tuesday, after resuming her position as the show host at 'The View,' Meghan McCain requested the public to stop talking about her father's funeral as it is really painful for the family to bear such comments. "It’s just insensitive and it’s not appreciated at the moment. He’s doing really good. Just making jokes, talking, standing, doing, you know, doing a great recovery. He has a great team around him."