WH Official Outraged By Michelle Wolf’s Jokes Stands With Kelly Sadler Amid McCain Flap

WH Official Outraged By Michelle Wolf’s Jokes Stands With Kelly Sadler Amid McCain Flap

Stop me if you heard this one before. Partisan pundit who snagged senior White House job suddenly okay with tasteless and vile jokes when member of her team is the one saying it.

According to Axios, White House strategic communications director Mercedes Schlapp offered up her support for White House aide Kelly Sadler following the report that Sadler mocked Sen. John McCain’s health, saying McCain’s opposition to CIA director nominee Gina Haspel didn’t matter because “he’s dying anyway.”

“You can put this on the record… I stand with Kelly Sadler,” Axios reported Schlapp saying during a Friday White House meeting.

Of course, you may remember just a couple weeks ago Schlapp and her husband Matt Schlapp made a big stink over Michelle Wolf’s jokes about White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Matt tweeted that the couple left the White House Correspondents’ Dinner early because they had “enough of elites mocking all of us.” (The two would show up at an NBC after-party shortly after leaving the WHCD.)

Meanwhile, Mercedes noted that Wolf’s set was the reason “America hates the out of touch leftist media elite.”

Needless to say, after Schlapp’s comments about Sadler made the rounds, folks were quick to point out the hypocrisy of her standing with Sadler.

Another thing to note about that Axios report — it was about a White House meeting Sanders called in which she slammed leaks coming from the White House communications team. The story was leaked to Axios by “five sources in the room.”

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.