Sarah Sanders Leaving White House
Sarah Sanders Leaving White House
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is going to be leaving her job at the end of this month.
The transition was officially announced (where else?) on Twitter by President Trump.
….She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas – she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2019
“She’s very popular. And she has done an incredible job”: Pres. Trump praises Sarah Sanders as she’s set to leave the White House https://t.co/soRZFvCQMs pic.twitter.com/BlMSje7hyi
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 13, 2019
Sarah Sanders confirmed the news herself at today’s White House event, when the president called her forward.
Sanders called serving the president an “honor of a lifetime” and said she “couldn’t be prouder” of the administration’s work.”
“I’ve loved every minute, even the hard minutes,” Sanders said at the event, calling her role the “most special experience” of her life second only to being a mom of three.”
I am blessed and forever grateful to @realDonaldTrump for the opportunity to serve and proud of everything he’s accomplished. I love the President and my job. The most important job I’ll ever have is being a mom to my kids and it’s time for us to go home. Thank you Mr. President! https://t.co/wHNnq06AMg
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 13, 2019
Cue the haters.
Reps. Don Beyer, D-Va., and Mark Pocan, Wis., both unleashed a series of criticism — mainly focusing on the accusation that she lied for the president.”
“She will be remembered for disgracing her office, ushering in an era of opacity unprecedented in the modern era, publicly treating journalists like dirt, assailing the First Amendment to the Constitution, and lying directly to the American people who paid her salary,” Beyer tweeted on Thursday.”
Meanwhile, Pocan mocked Trump’s tweet describing Sanders as having “extraordinary talents.”
“Extraordinary talents including lying, lying with a straight face, defending the President’s lies, dodging questions, falsely claiming ignorance, not holding daily press briefings, and…lying,” he tweeted.”
Others like Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, piled on. Beatty, in particular, took aim at Sanders’ eventual refusal to hold press briefings.”
Being the press secretary is a pretty thankless job. No one denies that it requires spin and putting the best possible face on the political news of the day for the administration. Sarah Sanders put up with a ton of crap from the press corps, from the left (why do certain people on the left enjoy mocking a woman’s appearance because they disagree with her politically?), and from social justice warriors posing as restaurant owners, and she’s walking away from her job on good terms with her boss and with a smile on her face.
May Sarah Sanders find success – and peace and quiet – back home. And here’s hoping that whomever her successor is, has an equally thick skin.
Featured image: screenshot via Bloomberg Politics on YouTube
I thought she was awesome. She will be missed.
Trump was lucky (fortunate) to have her. The american people were lucky to have her. Her children are fortunate to have a mom who acknowledges that they are her most important job. We have not lost her, its just that she has shifted her focus more firmly on her family.
Way to go girl!
I appreciated how smart, tough, clever, znd quick she was in this position. I admire and emulate her.
So when is the President gonna hire Milo as his new Press Secretary?