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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Leaving White House After Two Years As Press Secretary

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Leaving White House After Two Years As Press Secretary

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the Trump administration, President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday afternoon. "I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas - she would be fantastic", he wrote in a second tweet.

Before joining the Trump campaign Sanders managed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's 2016 presidential campaign.

The President hasn't announced who would be her replacement. "She was promoted to White House press secretary in 2017, after the president's first top spokesman, Sean Spicer, resigned from the position".

Under Sanders' tenure, regular White House press briefings became a relic of the past.

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She said she was drawn to Trump's message of economic populism and his outsider attitude. She has not held a "daily" press briefing in 94 days. Sources close to Sanders told CBS News she was planning on leaving previous year, but decided against that after her then-principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah made a decision to leave the administration. Sources close to Sanders also said she would consider a political career in Arkansas, but not for a while.

Sanders often found herself defending Trump's most incendiary remarks and actions, a balancing act that occasionally led her astray of the facts. She wants to spent time with her family and three young children.

"Frankly, I think my credibility is probably higher than the media's", she said".

This breaking news story will be updated.