It was announced by President Donald Trump on Thursday (via Twitter, of course) that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders would be stepping down from her post, ending her tenure from within the executive branch sometime at the end of this current month.
Sanders has been a part of the White House since the start of the Trump era. In July of 2017, she officially stepped in as press secretary, after Sean Spicer had been ousted from the position.
Notably, Sanders’s tenure has been lacking in terms of the number of press briefings she’s held while in her position. In April of this year, she surpassed the record number of days in which a press briefing wasn’t held, within the modern era of presidencies.
Sanders said she felt “blessed” and “forever grateful” to have held the position, in a tweet she published on Thursday.
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
Twitter users had plenty to say about Sanders’s departure, too…and not all of it good. Most of it, in fact, pointed out how the press secretary had a penchant for misleading or lying to the American people, even when the obvious evidence in front of everyone else said something the complete opposite of what she had just said.
Donald Trump’s propaganda minister Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving the White House at the end of the month. She lied repeatedly to the American people to cover up for Donald Trump and in doing so she betrayed our country.
Good riddance @SarahHuckabee.
— Ryan Knight #ImpeachTrump 🍑 (@ProudResister) June 13, 2019
Possible Sarah Sanders replacements:
– the boy who cried wolf
– a polygraph machine with a bullet in it
– a rug
– a text from an old friend that says “let’s hang out soon”
– her dog-murdering brother
– an actual pair of pants on fire
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) June 13, 2019
Since Sarah Sanders pretends to be a Christian, here is her Bible Study for this evening:
“A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish.”
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) June 13, 2019
I will miss seeing Sarah Huckabee Sanders all glammed up for her press briefings. It was like watching a pageant mom do a sobriety test every day for the last 3 years.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) June 13, 2019
People usually say that when someone leaves the White House, a worse person will replace them.
Don't worry… There's NOBODY worse than Sarah Sanders.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) June 13, 2019
Sarah Sanders was the eager face of an administration that has launched unprecedented attacks on marginalized communities, lied to the press repeatedly, and defended the kidnapping, incarceration, and permanent separation of thousands of migrant children.
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) June 13, 2019
It’s unclear at this time who might replace Sanders within the White House. As for her own future plans, President Donald Trump suggested she should follow in her father’s footsteps and run for governor 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2019
Of course, users online had something to say about that as well.
Sarah Sanders, run for Governor??
I think she should just run.
— Dennis Herring (@dcherring) June 13, 2019
Maybe Arkansas wants a governor who lies a lot. pic.twitter.com/xxP0318RvO
— Malingus (@Malingus1) June 13, 2019
She'd win. Obviously. Everything is terrible. https://t.co/O1DcbWfXwn
— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) June 13, 2019
Among the many lies Sanders was caught telling, the most profound may have been discovered within the Mueller report.
Having previously told the White House Press Corps that many agents in the FBI had expressed happiness with Trump’s decision to fire then-director James Comey, Sanders, unable to cite which agents exactly told her that, later admitted to investigators within special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry that her assertions were entirely made up.
Sanders claimed that it was a mere “slip of the tongue,” according to NBC News, although she made the errant claim several times.
Chris Walker is a freelance writer based out of Madison, Wisconsin. A millennial with more than a decade of journalism experience, Chris aims to provide readers with the latest and most accurate news of national importance. Chris likes to spend his free time doing activities in his community with his family.