There are myriad reports about outgoing Press Secretary Sarah Sanders’s next plans, with many saying she’s eyeing up a move to become the next governor of Arkansas.
But before she goes that route, she’s reportedly thinking about writing a book.
Axios reported that Sanders’s book will detail her life and experiences while serving in the White House under President Donald Trump. The book is likely to highlight her time there in a positive manner.
Sanders previously stated that she wanted to be remembered as a press secretary who was “transparent and honest,” HuffPost reported shortly after she announced her departure. It’s probable that she’ll try and portray herself as much within her book.
But there are some who are likely to take issue with that sort of characterization. Sanders’s former boss is a serial liar, telling more than 10,000 direct lies or misleading statements since he took office in January 2017, the Washington Post reported in April. During that time, Sanders often took to defending those statements from the president.
Indeed, one frequent critic of the administration, actor and political activist George Takei, noted how absurd he felt it was for Sanders to want to be remembered as honest.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders wants to be remembered for being "transparent and honest." Huh. That's like me saying I want to be remembered for "all those ravishing ladies I took home." Come to think of it, the chance of that is markedly higher than Sanders being transparent or honest.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 14, 2019
“That’s like me saying I want to be remembered for ‘all those ravishing ladies I took home,'” Takei, an openly gay man, said on his Twitter account last month. “Come to think of it, the chance of that is markedly higher than Sanders being transparent or honest.”
Beyond the immediate plans to write a book, and the more long-term plan to run for governor of Arkansas in 2022, Axios also reported that Sanders plans to relax for a while before helping to campaign for Trump in his 2020 re-election bid.
Sanders isn’t the only one planning to write a book after she leaves the White House — per previous reporting from HillReporter.com, Trump himself is also planning ideas for a manuscript as well.