It all started with the reaction of senators to the candidacy for the post of head of the CIA. We are talking about Jean Haspel, known for the fact that at one time she was directly connected with torture in the prisons of the Central Intelligence Agency of the USA, including Guantanamo. Dozens of senators said that such a candidacy "defame the CIA." Among those who spoke against Haspel was John McCain.
According to The Hill, at a closed meeting at the White House, special adviser to the US president Kelly Sadler commented on this kind of statement. She said that the position of the senator on the appointment of the head of the CIA, Gina Haspel, can be ignored, since he (McCain) "dies anyway."
Sources told The Hill that this statement was intended as a joke, but did not cause approval among those present.
The public and the US media attacked Sadler with criticism, and daughter McCain, TV presenter Megan McCain, expressed the hope that the presidential aide would be fired. According to US media reports, Sadler later called her to apologize.
Recall that Senator McCain is diagnosed with glioblastoma; the family is already preparing for the funeral, which, as reported, will not invite the current US president. Moreover, McCain planned the future funeral himself, and it was he himself who declared that Donald Trump should not appear on them.