White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders refused to offer a public apology to Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona whose cancer was mocked by President Donald Trump’s Special Assistant, Kelly Sadler.
However, Sanders did express her outrage on “Fox & Friends” about the person who originally revealed Sadler’s despicable comment about McCain’s brain cancer to the press:
I can tell you there are a couple of bad actors. I think it is disgusting and some of the most shameful behavior that you could ever engage in.
It’s an honor and a privilege to work for the president and to be part of his administration. And anybody who betrays that, I think, is a total and complete coward and they should be fired.
Sanders continued to rant about leakers without ever mentioning that Trump himself has leaked to the press:
This is one of the greatest opportunities of a lifetime to get to work and serve for President Trump and it’s something that is sacred. Sometimes some of these leaks are made up and reporters search for validation for them…
I don’t know why people do it because I don’t engage in it because I find it to be some of the most disgusting behavior that you could ever participate in and one of the most disloyal things that you could do as an entrusted member of the president’s team.
Co-host Abby Huntsman said McCain’s daughter, Meghan McCain, was promised a public apology, but never got one.
Sanders quickly blew off the broken promise:
I think it’s been addressed. We’re dealing with this matter internally.
Huntsman asked a second time about the promised public apology:
But why the strategy not to come out publicly and say, “You know what? I shouldn’t have made the joke, it was wrong, let’s all move on?” Why not just do that?
Sanders claimed that a public apology would validate the leak, which has already been validated by multiple sources:
She’s offered a personal apology. I don’t think we should continue to validate leaks that come out by making that the focus of what we’re doing.
(Source: Fox News via YouTube)