When An Apology Isn't Enough: White House Aide Who Joked About John McCain's Cancer Is Out

Date June 18, 2018

Sometimes, harsh jokes can have very negative consequences. We all know that some of the people working at the White House aren’t very pleasant, and Kelly Sandler showed to be one of such when she commented on Sen. John McCain’s cancer in the grossest form. Well, she is no longer the White House aide.

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An insult that costed a career

The country was shocked when Sen. John McCain publicly announced he had been diagnosed with cancer, specifically with glioblastoma, which is an extremely rare and aggressive form of brain tumor. Recently, during a meeting about new CIA Director Gina Haspel, Kelly Sandler said McCain’s opposition didn’t matter because he was 'dying anyway'.

This became a crucial mistake from the former White House aide, as the woman was fired after the incident. Raj Shah, the White House spokesperson, made an official statement:

Kelly Sadler is no longer employed within the Executive Office of the President.

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There was no public apology

Although reportedly, Kelly Sadler called Meghan McCain, the senator’s daughter, and apologized for her insult, the woman’s career at the White House seems to be over. Ms. McCain simply didn’t accept the private apology, saying the following:

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.


The Trump administration refused to apologize publicly.

Mr. McCain is currently battling the disease in Arizona. The senator is doing pretty well and is full of hope for a recovery, according to his daughter.


We wish John McCain feel better and have more time with his family!

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