Ninety-four days since the last White House press briefing, President Donald Trump announced that Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will leave her position at the end of the month, CNN reports.
During a post-announcement event, Trump praised Sanders, calling her a “warrior” and a “special person.” He also reiterated his hope that his soon-to-be former mouthpiece runs for governor when she returns to her home state of Arkansas.
Sanders, along with Kellyanne Conway, has been one of Trump’s most visible White House accomplices, obfuscating the facts at every turn, proving herself to be a habitual liar, and treating the press with disrespect and derision. Her stunning mediocrity and steadfast ability to fail forward were most clearly on display during her exchanges with April Ryan, White House Correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief of American Urban Radio Network.
Soon after the announcement, Ryan tweeted: “All good things (and even some bad things) must to come to an end, but we wish you all the best! #WhiteHouse”
Sanders made headlines recently when Special Counsel Mueller’s report—which detailed the findings of the investigation into potential Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election—showed that she lied about “countless” FBI agents and officials having lost confidence in former director James Comey. In fact, she admitted to investigators that her “comments were not founded on anything,” Politico reports.
But being exposed for blatant dishonesty and unethical behavior hasn’t seemed to bothered Sanders, who said of leaving her position behind, “I couldn’t be prouder to have the opportunity to serve my country and particularly to work for this President. I’ve loved every minute—even the hard minutes.”
Be best, Sanders. Be best.