UPDATED with Joe Biden statement: Meghan McCain this morning marveled that White House aide Kelly Sadler still had a job after cracking in the office on Thursday that Sen. John McCain’s opposition to President Donald Trump’s CIA director pick did not matter because “he’s dying anyway.”
“Kelly, news flash, We’re all dying…It’s not how you die, it’s how you live,” said the senator’s daughter, who is a panelist on the ABC daytime talk show.
“I’m not scared of death any more, and whatever you want to say in this kind of environment,” Meghan McCain continued, addressing Sadler. “The thing that surprised me most is, 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.”
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The View Den Mom Whoopi Goldberg had stronger words, kicking off the program saying, “It’s the Friday before Mother’s Day, We kinda thought we would be talking about cheerier stuff” but instead would have to start the broadcast “addressing the insanely despicable ” remark “made by this little White House adviser Kelly Sadler.”
Sadler is in charge of surrogate communications, and meant it as a joke, “but it fell flat,” a White House spokesperson spent yesterday explaining to TV news outlets. Sadler reportedly called Meghan McCain on Thursday to apologize; it reportedly did not go well.
Meanwhile, White House, Trumpily, did not apologize, but did issue statement about Meghan’s father, who is battling terminal brain cancer:
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