Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who has served in the White House since the start of President Donald Trump’s term, will be stepping down from her post as press secretary by the end of this month, Trump announced via Twitter Thursday afternoon.
“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,” Trump wrote.
Trump added in a subsequent tweet that he viewed Sanders as a “is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job.” He also said he hopes she runs for governor of Arkansas someday.
Sanders has been part of Trump’s communications team since the start of his presidency. In July of 2017, she replaced Trump’s original press secretary, Sean Spicer, who had been frequently mocked for pushing false narratives about the president’s actions in office.
Although Sanders, too, was mocked for the numerous lies she told as press secretary, her tenure lasted much longer than her predecessor’s.
Among the many lies she told while serving as Trump’s mouthpiece, the most notorious is probably forever documented within the Mueller report. Sanders admitted to investigators who questioned her during the inquiry that she basically made up a story about how FBI agents had confided to her that they were happy with Trump firing former Director James Comey in May of 2017.
Sanders told investigators that her repeated claim “was not founded” on any substantial evidence of fact, NBC News reported. She later said that her comments were a “slip of the tongue,” although she made them at several junctures during her tenure within the Trump administration.
Sanders is also notorious for her ability to not do her job. In April, Sanders set a record for the most days gone, in modern presidencies, for a press secretary to not conduct a press briefing, according to reporting from Newsweek.
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