Meghan McCain Comments on White House Departure in Leaked Email

June 06, 2018Jun 06, 2018

"Bye, Felicia," wrote conservative commentator Meghan McCain to her colleagues at ABC in an email later obtained by the New York Times.

The comment came on an email chain that included the White House statement about Sadler's departure. 

Earlier this year, Meghan McCain demanded a public apology from the former special assistant to the president after it was leaked that Sadler had made an offensive statement in a staff meeting. According to reports, Sadler told staffers that it "didn't matter" that Meghan's father, Senator John McCain, wouldn't support then CIA-nominee Gina Haspel's confirmation. The reason, claimed sources familiar with the situation, was that he is "dying anyways." 

Soon after the incident, Meghan McCain demanded a public apology for the offensive comment. But this was something that Meghan never received. Rather than receiving a public apology, Meghan received a private phone call where an apology reportedly took place.

According to USA Today, Meghan McCain quickly responded to the comment after it was made earlier this year, defending her father on ABC's "The View." 

Meghan told viewers to not "feel bad" for either her or the family. "We're really strong," she said, adding that "there's so much more love, and prayer, and amazing energy being generated towards us than anything negative at all." 

"Dad's actually doing really well right now," she added. 

Then she spoke directly to Kelly. 

"Kelly, here's a little news flash, and this may be a little intense for 11 o'clock in the morning on a Friday, but, we're all dying," McCain said. "And it is not how you die, it is how you live."

Meghan then added that she doesn't understand how somebody can make a comment like that and then have a job the next day. 

The White House did not dispute Sandler's remark, but they did issue a clear statement supporting President Trump.

"We respect Senator McCain’s service to our nation and he and his family are in our prayers during this difficult time," said the White House. 

In recent news, President Trump just granted clemency to a prisoner after meeting with Kim Kardashian West. 

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