Trump fires aide who joked about 'dying' war hero John McCain

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It's been a little under a month since Kelly Sadler, a special assistant to US President Donald Trump, allegedly claimed that GOP Senator John McCain's opinion on Central Intelligence Agency director nominee Gina Haspel did not matter because "he's dying anyway".

Kelly Sadler, the aide who was ousted from the White House after making disparaging remarks about Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) brain cancer diagnosis in an internal meeting last month, no longer works in the administration, the White House confirmed Monday.

Kelly Sadler raised eyebrows last month after reports emerged she had said the Republican senator's vote did not matter because he was "dying anyway".

McCain's daughter Meghan said Sadler called to apologize and that she promised to make a public apology, though that never happened.

Two unnamed sources told the Daily Beast that Sadler's accusations made Schlapp furious, and shortly after a private staff meeting, she referred to her as a "b*tch".

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"Kelly Sadler is no longer employed within the Executive Office of the President", White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah said in a statement Tuesday evening.

The White House released a statement about Sadler.

McCain, 81, was the 2008 GOP nominee for president and is now being treated for a form of brain cancer that is frequently deadly. White House officials bemoaned an environment where presidential aides could not speak their minds in meetings without fearing their remarks could appear later in the press.

Sadler's comment spurred an intensive effort inside the West Wing to seek out leakers.

Sadler was a special assistant to the President, responsible for compiling and distributing talking points to administration allies. Anybody who betrays that I think is a total and complete coward.