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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Stepping Down at the End of the Month.

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I guess  Donald is going to have to hire somebody else to lie on his behalf.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sarah-sanders-leaving-press-secretary-stepping-down-white-house-president-trump-says-today-2019-06-13/

 

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving the White House, marking another high-level departure of one of the few remaining aides to President Trump. Sanders told reporters she won't rule out a run for governor in Arkansas.

It isn't immediately clear who will replace her. The president first announced Sanders' impending departure in a tweet. 

"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," Mr. Trump wrote Thursday afternoon. "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!"
 

"I am blessed and forever grateful to @realDonaldTrump for the opportunity to serve and proud of everything he's accomplished," Sanders followed up in a tweet. "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!"

Mr. Trump again encouraged Sanders to run for governor in a prison reform event in the White House East Room Thursday afternoon: "I'm trying to get her to do that."

Sanders, called on stage during the event Thursday afternoon, said the chance to serve the president and the country was the "opportunity of a lifetime." She pledged to continue to promote and defend the president's agenda from outside of government.

"I'll try not to get emotional because I know that crying can make us look weak sometimes right?" Sanders said, looking at the president and smiling. "This has been the honor of a lifetime, the opportunity of a lifetime. I couldn't be prouder to have had the opportunity to serve my country and particularly to work for this president. He has accomplished so much in these two and a half years and it's truly been something I will treasure forever. 

"It's one of the greatest jobs I could ever have, I've loved every minute. Even the hard minutes, I have loved it," she added. 

 

Many White House staffers found out Sanders would depart during a 3 p.m. meeting.

Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, has served in the White House since the beginning of Mr. Trump's presidency, taking over for Sean Spicer when he left that role.

CBS News reported exactly a year ago that Sanders had been telling friends she intended to leave the administration at the end of the year, but that timeline was extended. Sources close to Sanders told CBS News she was planning on leaving last year, but decided against that after her then-principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah decided to leave the administration. Sources close to Sanders also said she would consider a political career in Arkansas, but not for a while. She wants to spent time with her family and three young children.

Sanders, sources close to her said, represented a strong fabric, even when internal factions consumed the White House in the early days of the administration.

White House press briefings became less and less frequent occasions under Sanders. The last White House briefing was more than 90 days ago.

It's unclear if briefings would become more frequent under anyone who might replace her.

The job of White House press secretary is challenging under any presidency — but arguably, particularly under Mr. Trump, who oftentimes contradicts his own staff on Twitter or in gaggles with reporters. Shah, the former principal deputy press secretary who worked with Sanders, praised her tenure. 

"She did an incredible job defending the president with an often hostile press corps. And everybody who worked with her found her to be incredibly humble and she was an incredible friend, and mentor to me. She was the best boss I ever had," Shah said.

 

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So...

Are they releasing her back into the wilds of British Columbia?

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Honestly, this is probably the only resignation in this administration that didn't end with the person getting tarred, feathered, and kicked square on the ass on their way out the door. She was an embarrassment, but she was a good enough stooge to not be silently destroyed and erased by the administration.

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3 hours ago, imchapp.in said:

Honestly, this is probably the only resignation in this administration that didn't end with the person getting tarred, feathered, and kicked square on the ass on their way out the door. She was an embarrassment, but she was a good enough stooge to not be silently destroyed and erased by the administration.

Actually, none of the women have had ugly resignations so far.

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1 hour ago, scoobdog said:

Actually, none of the women have had ugly resignations so far.

You’ve got a point since Nikki Haley left without being disgraced by the administration too. The only woman that doesn’t fit the mold is Omarosa leaving the White House kicking and screaming. If Kellyanne ever leaves, I can see her losing her shit too.

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10 minutes ago, imchapp.in said:

You’ve got a point since Nikki Haley left without being disgraced by the administration too. The only woman that doesn’t fit the mold is Omarosa leaving the White House kicking and screaming. If Kellyanne ever leaves, I can see her losing her shit too.

Well, we all know black people don't count in Trump's America.  Seriously, though, the reason most of the women (Hope, Nikki, now Sarah) haven't been disgraced is because, unlike Omarosa, they haven't attempted to upstage Trump.  That probably speaks to the kind of women Trump surrounds himself with.  Even his fuck buddy daughter does very little if anything to upstage him when on the national stage even has he portrays her as a strong confident woman.  Trump, being the serial abuser that he is, is naturally attracted to women who he feels he can control, and those are the women he puts in administration.  Omarosa, of course, did.

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Omarosa is a special case in that she ended up in his administration as a vestige of his Apprentice shows.  Chances Omarosa would not have been in the White House if she wasn't a famous alum of the show in addition to being an ardent supporter.  She doesn't fit the typical personality traits, and the fact she was in a nebulous and generally un-prestigious job in the administrations suggests she was more of a prop than an actual surrogate.

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On 6/13/2019 at 9:08 PM, Sieg67 said:

xactly a year ago that Sanders had been telling friends she intended to leave the administration at the end of the year, but that timeline was extended.

That's why I'm not holding my breath.  She'll find an excuse to stay on.

If not, Pimpkin should just let Kayleigh McEninny handle both the White House and his campaign.  They've always been the same thing anyway, and she's as shameless a liar as Huckster.

On 6/14/2019 at 9:06 AM, scoobdog said:

Actually, none of the women have had ugly resignations so far.

Did you already forget about Kijrjstjen, She-Wolf of the SS Homeland Security?

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7 minutes ago, Gina Szanboti said:

Did you already forget about Kijrjstjen, She-Wolf of the SS Homeland Security?

Nope, I forgot that she had already resigned, though.  She definitely had an ugly exit, even though Trump hasn't publicly berated her.  A lot depends on how he speaks of her when asked about her time as Secretary.

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