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Kelly Sadler, Aide Who Mocked Ailing Sen. John McCain, Out at White House

The 81-year-old McCain was diagnosed in July with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer

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    Kelly Sadler, Aide Who Mocked Ailing Sen. John McCain, Out at White House
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    In this March 22, 2018, file photo, special assistant to the president Kelly Sadler attends a forum at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.

    A West Wing aide who was dismissive of gravely ill Sen. John McCain during a closed-door meeting last month has left the White House.

    White House spokesman Raj Shah says, "Kelly Sadler is no longer employed within the Executive Office of the President."

    Sadler told colleagues last month they should disregard McCain's opinion on President Donald Trump's CIA nominee because "he's dying anyway," a remark that led to a torrent of criticism.

    The Trump administration declined to publicly apologize and Trump demanded a crackdown on whoever leaked the story to the media.

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    President Donald Trump met with his fellow Republicans to talk domestic policy Tuesday, while the question of whether the president owes Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., an apology loomed over the meeting. Last week a White House aide reportedly mocked McCain's fight with brain cancer.

    (Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018)

    The 81-year-old McCain was diagnosed in July with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.

    Sadler apologized to the McCain family privately, but McCain's daughter asked for a public apology.

    Sadler's departure was first reported by CNN.