BREAKING: Sarah Sanders Is Leaving the White House, Trump Issues Statement

White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders will be leaving her post sometime this month.

President Trump and Sarah’s father Mike Huckabee reacted to the news on Twitter.

NBC News reported that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving her post at the end of June, President Donald Trump said Thursday.

“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 tweeted.

“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!”

From USA Today

Sarah Sanders, who as President Donald Trump’s press secretary became the public face of the White House through some of the administration’s most contentious chapters, is leaving her post.

Sanders worked for Trump’s 2016 campaign before she was elevated to press secretary in 2017. Trump announced her departure in a tweet on Thursday.

“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,” he said. “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!”

The daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sanders was the third woman to hold the role of White House press secretary and the second person appointed to the job during Trump’s presidency, following Sean Spicer. Like other press secretaries, Sanders quickly became one of the most recognized names within the White House.

Her departure follows the release of the long-awaited Mueller report, which found the president did not conspire with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election but detailed an effort by Trump to undermine the investigation and the extent to which aides sought to defend the president’s actions – sometimes by skewing the truth.

In the report, Mueller said Sanders admitted to making misleading statements to reporters when discussing Trump’s rationale for firing former FBI Director James Comey in 2017. At the time, Sanders told reporters that Comey wasfired because he’d lost the confidence of the president, the Department of Justice, members of both parties in Congress and “most importantly, the rank and file of the FBI had lost confidence in Comey.”

A reporter challenged Sanders during that televised briefing. “Look,” Sanders chided the reporter, “we’ve heard from countless members of the FBI that say very different things.”

But Sanders told investigators that the comments were a “slip of the tongue” and said a similar claim during an interview was made “in the heat of the moment” and was not founded on anything.

The incident was one of several throughout Sanders’ tenure that left some questioning her credibility. Sanders, who like past White House press secretaries had a combative relationship with reporters, drew attention for refusing to say whether she believes the press is the “enemy of the people,” a line coined by Trump.