Sarah Sanders Lashed Out At ‘Selfish’ Leaker For Exposing Kelly Sadler’s Attack On McCain: Report
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reportedly lashed out at the White House communications team for leaking the information about White House aide Kelly Sadler talking ill of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) dying of brain cancer, according to a new report.
According to Axios, during a Friday meeting, Sanders called out the leaker for revealing the news about Sadler’s comments.
“No one is condoning the remark,” a source in the room argued. “The message to the staff is that leaking it to the press is not how you handle it.”
One source told Axios that strategic communications director Mercedes Schlapp took Sadler’s side.
“You can put this on the record… I stand with Kelly Sadler,” Schlapp reportedly told the communications team.
According to the report, Sanders lashed out after that and said:
“I am sure this conversation is going to leak, too. And that’s just disgusting.”