White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving her post, President Donald Trump tweeted 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,” 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!”
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At an event aimed at highlighting hiring efforts for former inmates, Trump praised Sanders calling her “a warrior.”
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Sarah Sanders speaks as President Donald Trump holds an event about second chance hiring and criminal justice reform in the East Room of the White House, June 13, 2019.
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“We’ve been through a lot together. She’s tough, but she’s good,” he said and added, “If we can get her to run for the governor of Arkansas, I think she’ll do very well.”

 

Sanders described her role as “the honor of a lifetime.”

“This has been the honor of a lifetime, the opportunity of a lifetime… particularly to work for this president,” she said adding it is “something I will treasure forever .. loved every minute…even the hard minutes.”

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Outgoing White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders hugs President Donald Trump during a second chance hiring and criminal justice reform event at the White House, June 13, 2019.
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Sanders was named White House press secretary in July 2017,  just hours after Sean Spicer resigned from the position. She is the daughter of former Arkansas governor and two-time presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and grew up with a fascination for politics.

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