Watch Trump Run Away And Ignore Questions About Kelly Sadler’s ‘Dying McCain’ Joke
Washington, D.C. has been engulfed in a scandal created by White House aide Kelly Sadler. Sadler was an unknown communications staffer until she made a terrible joke last week. Sadler made headlines after she responded to Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) opposition to the confirmation of President Trump’s CIA Director pick by saying, “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.”
The White House has adamantly refused to apologize for the staffer’s disrespectful and callous comment. Instead, the White House and the president have attempted to shift the narrative and make it about leaks, painting Sadler as the victim.
President Trump himself called out the leak on Twitter: “The so-called leaks coming out of the White House are a massive over exaggeration put out by the Fake News Media in order to make us look as bad as possible. With that being said, leakers are traitors and cowards, and we will find out who they are!”
The so-called leaks coming out of the White House are a massive over exaggeration put out by the Fake News Media in order to make us look as bad as possible. With that being said, leakers are traitors and cowards, and we will find out who they are!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 14, 2018
On Tuesday, the president walked through the capital to attend a meeting with congressional Republicans. En route to that meeting, the president stopped to chat with reporters. He first talked about his wife Melania’s kidney surgery yesterday.
He said that the first lady is doing “really well,” and he complimented staff at the hospital, saying, “The doctors were incredible. Walter Reed [hospital] was fantastic. Thank you very much.” The president visited the first lady on Monday. Melania will stay in the hospital for about a week.
The president then completely ignored reporters’ questions about Sadler’s tactless McCain comment. One reporter yelled, “Do you owe John McCain an apology?” The president pretended not to hear the questions and continued walking with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
While lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have condemned Sadler’s comment about Sen. McCain, who is currently fighting aggressive brain cancer, Republicans have said they will not confront the president about the comments in today’s meeting.