Donald Trump shock: Sarah Sanders to step down as White House Press Secretary


DONALD TRUMP’S Press Secretary Sarah Sanders will stand down at the end of the month, the US President has announced.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leave at the end of the month after being his press secretary since the summer of 2017, President Donald Trump said today. Mr Trump said Ms Sanders will be returning to her home state of Arkansas and added he hopes she decides to run for governor. 

Mr Trump was full of praise for Ms Sanders as he announced the news.

He tweeted: “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.

“She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job!

“I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas – she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!”

Mr Trump did not reveal who will replace Ms Sanders.

The 36-year-old has been a huge defender of the President and is known for saying that God “wanted Donald Trump to become President”.

Ms Sanders was a senior adviser for Mr Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and then became deputy press secretary.

She replaced Sean Spicer in July 2017 as White House press secretary after he said he was stepping down from the role.

However, Mr Trump’s tweet actually gives an innacurate length of how long Ms Sandes has been in the White House.

She has been in the administration for two and a half years – not three and a half, the Guardian reported.

Ms Sanders has also not held a White House press briefing in 94 days, according to Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Epstein.


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