Look Back at Sarah Sanders's Stint as White House Press Secretary

Look Back at Sarah Sanders's Stint as White House Press Secretary

President Trump on Friday said he has not decided who will replace Sarah Huckabee Sanders - whom he called a "warrior" - as press secretary. "And I want to thank you for an outstanding job", he added.

Her quintessential moment came in the May 11, 2017, White House press briefing in which she was skeptically questioned by Michael Shear of the New York Times about her statements that she'd heard from "countless" Federal Bureau of Investigation employees about how grateful they were that Trump had fired the agency's director, James B. Comey. And as one highly regarded political operative married to another (Bryan Sanders), she could make a lot more money with less risk if she chose to stay in the background in future political contests.

Politico Playbook reports that Cortes was contacted about the job on Thursday by acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's office.

Nauert, a former Fox News journalist, was the top State Department spokesman until she was nominated by Trump to serve as United Nations ambassador.

Grisham is now serving as First Lady Melania Trump's spokeswoman and deputy chief of staff for communications. To which the former investment banker said that he did. "We have a lot of people to choose from". I couldn't be prouder to have had the opportunity to serve my country and particularly to work for this President.

Trump was non-committal about whether he would consider his wife's press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, for the job.

Lockhart elaborated: "She didn't keep the public informed, including canceling the briefings; she was not honest, according to her own testimony to the special counsel; and she stood by and allowed the normalization of labeling the press the 'enemy of the people'".

Grisham has demonstrated her loyalty to the family and has spent increasingly more time in recent months at Trump events-even when Melania is not in attendance. It's now become more common for White House spokespeople to take questions from reporters in informal gaggles outside the West Wing.

An unnamed White House official told CNN that Melania would support Grisham's departure, and that Grisham would not leave without the first lady's consent.

In his tweet, Trump praised Sanders for doing an "incredible job" and went on to encourage her to run for governor of Arkansas.

As President Trump's spokesperson, Sanders defended the administration's most notorious policies, including the Muslim travel ban, family separations and the mistreatment of migrants in US custody.

In brief remarks Thursday, Sanders said working at the White House was "the honor of a lifetime".

The outgoing press secretary said she's now looking forward to spending "a little more time" with her children. Yes", Sanders said. "We're not going to get into a numbers game.

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