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13th Jun 2019

Sarah Sanders to step down as White House press secretary

Rory Cashin

Sarah Sanders

Trump made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday night.

Sarah Elizabeth Huckabee Sanders has held her role in the White House longer than most, initially as a campaign manager and political adviser, and then who served as the White House Press Secretary under President Donald Trump since July 2017.

However, that will soon no longer be the case, as Trump announced on Twitter on Thursday night that Sanders would soon be stepping down from the role:

“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.

“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!”

Over that time, Sanders delivered iconic moments such as telling the press that Trump missed a memorial assembly because it was raining out, announcing that CNN’s White House reporter had his press pass revoked because he and Trump had a war of words, or delivering the lamest excuse ever for Trump no longer visiting Ireland (that first time).

If nothing else, we can always thank her for inspiring this SNL sketch:

Clip via Saturday Night Live