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Trump Reportedly Continues to ‘Grouse Privately’ to Friends About John McCain

With the White House refusing to apologize for one aide’s nasty remark about John McCain, it’s perhaps no surprise a new report reminds us that the President himself isn’t a fan of the Arizona senator.

One of the points made in the ongoing debate over Kelly Sadler‘s comment about McCain’s opposition to Gina Haspel being irrelevant because he’s “dying anyway” is that if the White House apologized, the next logical follow-up would be to ask whether President Trump intends to apologize for the nasty things he’s said about McCain.

At a few public events, Trump has taken shots at McCain over his now-infamous health care no vote, and per Politico, his frustrations with McCain continue:

The president has continued to grouse privately to friends and associates about the Arizona senator, whom he considers an unhelpful pest.

In that sense, Sadler, the junior West Wing aide whose disparaging remarks have now sparked days of controversy, was merely taking cues from her boss.

Some Republican senators, quoted in Politico, have made it clear they’re not happy with the Sadler controversy.

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