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Media: White House Aide Who Mocked McCain Has Left Trump Administration

A White House aide who joked about U.S. Senator John McCain’s battle with brain cancer no longer works in the Trump administration, a source with knowledge of the matter said Tuesday.

During an internal meeting last month, Kelly Sadler, who worked as a White House communications aide, dismissed McCain’s objection to President Donald Trump’s pick to be CIA director by saying it “doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway,” a source familiar with the meeting told Reuters.

The White House refused to confirm or deny whether Sadler made the remarks.

Sadler’s departure was first reported by CNN.

McCain, 81, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of …read more

‘Patriotism’ vs. ‘Free Speech’ Debate Plays Out on White House Lawn

A debate over patriotism and the right of free expression is continuing in the United States with President Donald Trump extending his criticism of professional athletes who decline to stand for the national anthem.

The controversy was on display Tuesday afternoon on the White House South Lawn, where Trump briefly presided over a quickly reformatted celebration after his administration accused America’s champion professional football team of attempting to turn the event into a “political stunt.”

Trump the previous day had disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles from what was to be a celebration of their Super Bowl victory. Many of the Eagles’ …read more