Fed-up with the constant leaks out of the White House, Trump administration press secretary Sarah Sanders reportedly tore into her staff Friday, calling their most recent leaks “unacceptable” and “disgusting.”
How we do know this? Because of yet another leak. *facepalm*
The leak to ABC News published Saturday claims that a visually exasperated Sanders berated her staff after a leak earlier in the week brought negative attention to the White House.
That leak revealed that White House aide Kelly Sadler — who herself is a leaker, ironically enough — had made an insensitive remark about cancer-stricken Sen. John McCain during a White House meeting a day after the senator announced his opposition to President Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel.
I believe Gina Haspel is a patriot who loves our country & has devoted her professional life to its service & defense. However, her role in overseeing the use of torture is disturbing & her refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying. https://t.co/ocDtdqU2Sx
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) May 10, 2018
“It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway,” Sadler had reportedly said, according to anonymous White House leakers.
While Sadler’s remark was insensitive, or so some argue, Sanders’ concern lay with her staff’s constant leaking.
She reportedly pointed out that the leak provided the leftist media with all the gossipy fodder they needed to ignore the president’s most recent accomplishments, including the return of three American hostages from North Korea.
She was also reportedly “visibly upset and furious” because she already knew that her conversation with her staff would also eventually be leaked.
“I am sure this conversation is going to leak, too. And that’s just disgusting,” she reportedly said.
“She was emotional because she was angry,” an anonymous White House source said to ABC News, claiming Sanders had been on the verge of tears when she berated her staff.
She was also reportedly worried that someone was trying to hurt her specifically by making her and her staff look bad.
“It was obviously someone trying to hurt her,” one White House official said.
But couldn’t the same be said of the officials who leaked to ABC News? Why not just keep to the principle that what happens at the White House stays at the White House? Why keep hurting the administration’s credibility by leaking more and more information?
In their defense, they at least stood up for both Sanders and Sadler, the latter of whom they noted had not meant her remark about McCain to come off as so insolent.
“She had no ill intent. She said something she shouldn’t have said and apologized to the family right away,” an anonymous White House official said to ABC News.
Except McCain and his family would never have even learned about the insensitive remark if White House officials like this anonymous one had just kept their mouths shut!
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