Published: Fri, August 23, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Sarah Sanders Is Joining Fox News in This Role

Sarah Sanders Is Joining Fox News in This Role

Sanders will make her debut on FOX & Friends during a September 6 episode, a show where the hosts previously sang her praises following her announced departure from the White House. Raj Shah, a former White House deputy press secretary, joined Fox Corp.as a senior vice president. She will provide political commentary across Fox News' on-air and digital properties. But Sanders has considerably less credibility than previous press secretaries.

Trump paid tribute to Sanders in June, tweeting, "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". Sanders has not said publicly whether she plans to run. Mr. Trump also reportedly talks regularly with Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs.

Sanders served as White House press secretary for President Donald Trump for nearly two years, starting in July 2017.

Sanders labeled the press secretary job an "honor of a lifetime" at the June ceremony, although she is likely set to receive a massive financial benefit from the Fox News transition.

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Sanders' hiring by Fox is the latest example of the symbiotic relationship between the president and his favorite cable news channel. Top White House communications officials such as George Stephanopoulos (ABC), Dee Dee Myers (CNBC), Jay Carney (CNN), and Robert Gibbs (NBC), among others, all went on to TV pundit careers after working for presidents.

Some Fox personalities have also crossed over to the Trump orbit.

Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who once sparred with journalists, has chose to join them. Her father, Mike Huckabee, previously served as governor of Arkansas.

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