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McCain / White House Aide / Apology Issue / A Discussion #1124580

CNN Evening News for Monday, May 14, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at the lack of a White House apology after White House aide Kelly Sadler's joke about Senator John McCain in which she said: "it does not matter; he's dying anyway" about the issue of the CIA nomination of Gina Haspel introduced. [In response to question from ABC's Cecilia Vega, deputy White House press secretary Raj SHAH†- says this will be dealt with internally.] McCain's health issues noted. [American Conservative Union Max SCHLAPP†= criticizes the leakers' animus against Kelly.] How the White House never apologizes introduced. [Five times, Donald TRUMP - says he does not like to ask for forgiveness & don't apologize if you are not wrong.] [Oct. 8, 2016, TRUMP - apologizes for what he said in the "Access Hollywood" tape.] A list of tweets in which Trump calls for apologies to him shown. [On Friday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - refuses to comment on apologies.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Paul Begala & Steve Cortes about the apology issue. [BEGALA - offers views on the Trump base, how Trump sets the tone of never apologizing, how Trump will not apologize in any circumstance.] [CORTES - offers views on how the White House should apologize, but why is the media focusing on a mid-level staff while ignoring the good news.]

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