Published: Fri, June 14, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders leaving White House

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders leaving White House

President Trump on Thursday announced that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders would be leaving her position at the end of June.

Trump's announcement came moments before he made remarks at a White House event on its "Second Chance" program boosting hiring of criminals who have served their sentences.

A member of the 2016 Trump campaign, Sanders entered the White House as a Deputy Press Secretary before taking the job as Press Secretary in July 2017 after Sean Spicer resigned.

The daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sanders moved her young family to Washington to be part of the administration.

She said she was drawn to Trump's message of economic populism and his outsider attitude.

He also thanked for her "for a job well done!"

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The President hasn't announced who would be her replacement. Sanders said, smiling at the president.

Under Sanders' tenure, regular White House press briefings became a relic of the past.

Sanders, for her part, has yet to issue a statement on the matter.

Sanders is married to pollster and strategist Bryan Chatfield Sanders, with whom she shares three children.

Mrs Sanders held fewer briefings than any of the preceding 13 press secretaries, according to the American Presidency Project. He added, "If we can get her to run for the governor of Arkansas, I think she'll do very well".

"Frankly, I think my credibility is probably higher than the media's", she said".

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