White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has fired up social media with the news that she will step down at the end of the month, USA Today reports, with Stephen Colbert tweeting, “Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving, or as Sarah Huckabee Sanders would say, ‘Sarah Huckabee Sanders is not leaving.'”
Tweeted President Trump, “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!”
Vice President Mike Pence echoed that sentiment on Twitter, hailing Sanders as a “patriot,” while Senator Lindsey Graham sent a tweet crediting her for handling “a hostile press with an insatiable desire to go after the Trump Administration for everything under the sun.”
New York Times TV critic James Poniewozik had a different take, tweeting, “I’m not going to believe that Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving as White House press secretary until she denies it herself.”
Tweeted Huffington Post reporter Ariel Edwards-Levy, “HUCKABEELINE FOR THE EXITS.”
Sanders, 36, rose from a campaign spokeswoman to one of the president’s top staffers in three years, according to The New York Times, noting that she navigated “an era of toxic media relations that shocked even the most seasoned Washington veterans.” She became press secretary in 2017.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving, or as Sarah Huckabee Sanders would say, "Sarah Huckabee Sanders is not leaving."
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) June 14, 2019
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