All good things must come to an end apparently.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will leave her position at the end of the month. Sanders has been with the Trump White House for three and a half years and in the press secretary post for two years.
Her departure ends a sometimes-chaotic time as Trump’s top spokeswoman, marked by tensions with the White House press corps (especially CNN and The New York Times) and the disappearance of the daily news briefing.
President Donald Trump announced the move in a tweet on Thursday afternoon:
After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2019
During her time with the White House, Sanders became one of Trump’s closest aides and fiercest defenders. Some of her infamous quotes are below:
“President Trump believes in a free press and expects and welcomes tough questions of him and his Administration. We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.” — Sarah Sanders, via Twitter, on November 7, 2018
“President Trump in his first year and a half has already tripled what President Obama did in eight years.” — Sarah Sanders, on August 14, 2018
“The president in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence.” — Sarah Sanders, on June 29, 2017
“Correction from today’s briefing: Jobs numbers for Pres Trump and Pres Obama were correct, but the time frame for Pres Obama wasn’t. I’m sorry for the mistake, but no apologies for the 700,000 jobs for African Americans created under President Trump.”
– Sarah Sanders, via Twitter, on August 14, 2018
As always, stay tuned…