After 3 1/2 as the White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders announced that she will be stepping down from the position and moving back home to Arkansas. In one of the toughest political climates in recent history, Sanders will be leaving her position at the end of June.
NY Times said that…
Mr. Trump announced her departure on Thursday on Twitter, the presidential tweet having supplanted the role that a White House press secretary played in previous administrations. He later praised her for her grit, her heart and her loyalty to him and his goals.
White House, June 13, 2019
Trump wasted no time posting his thoughts to Twitter.
“We’ve been through a lot together. She’s tough and she’s good,” the president said as he brought Ms. Sanders onstage at an unrelated event in the East Room of the White House. “She’s a warrior,” he added, kissing her affectionately on the side of the head.
….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! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2019
With this news really coming as a surprise to everyone, America has been wondering what her plans are once she leaves at the end of this month.
Sanders posted a short tweet that really gives us reason to love her even more. This is great news and really shows us how much she cares about family.
I am blessed and forever grateful to @realDonaldTrump for the opportunity to serve and proud of everything he’s accomplished. I love the President and my job. The most important job I’ll ever have is being a mom to my kids and it’s time for us to go home. Thank you Mr. President! https://t.co/wHNnq06AMg — Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 13, 2019
Sarah Sanders is going to take some time and really focus on being a mother!
Sarah and her kids!
Sources familiar with Sanders decision to depart cited her desire to make the move back to Arkansas for the sake of her family. Sanders and her husband have three young children, all under the age of ten, and sources said she and her husband felt now was the right time to move the family and get them settled back in Arkansas during the summer school recess.
We wish her all the best and hope she sticks around. President Trump hinted at a run for Governor, that could be interesting.