The White House is facing yet another firestorm. Communications aide Kelly Sadler joked about “dying” Senator John McCain (R-AZ), who is battling brain cancer, while in a meeting discussing senatorial opposition to the nomination of Gina Haspel to be CIA Director due to her stance on torture. McCain, who was brutally tortured for five and a half years during the Vietnam War, has always been firm: No torture on his watch. To that end, McCain obviously opposes Haspel’s nomination.
As if the fact that Donald Trump made fun of John McCain being captured during the 2016 campaign weren’t enough, it seems that the White House has zero intention of doing anything about the remarks. In any other White House, regardless of political party, such behavior would be grounds for immediate dismissal, and everyone from the top down would be apologizing profusely and saying what a mistake it was to hire Kelly Sadler in the first place. But not in Donald Trump’s White House. Apparently, in the Trump Administration, joking about a celebrated Senator and war hero dying from brain cancer is perfectly okay, because there is no such thing as decency therein.
At the White House press briefing on Friday, amid the growing fallout, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to even acknowledge, much less apologize for, Sadler’s horrifying remarks.
— UnsilentMajority 🌹 (@The_UnSilent_) May 11, 2018
Now, I have my issues with John McCain and his policies. But the man is an American hero, and a dedicated public servant and Senator. He deserves better than this classless, cruel, indecent administration and its denizens mocking his impending death from a deadly disease.
With Donald Trump and these people at the helm of the country, we have officially lost whatever decency we had left.
Watch Sanders’ comments below on those despicable remarks:
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