1. Donald Trump in White House East Room as crowd applauds
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"And I thought maybe I'd just take a moment. So, at the White House and been with me now three and a half years before I won, before the election, is a person, a friend, a woman, a great, great magnificent person actually named Sarah Huckabee Sanders. And she's very popular. She's very popular. (applause) And she's done an incredible job. We've been through a lot together and she's tough but she's good. You know, you also have tough and bad right? She's tough and she's good. She's great. And she's going to be leaving the service of her country and she's going to be going, I guess you could say private sector, but I hope she's going to, she comes from a great state, Arkansas. That was the state I won by a lot so I like it. But we love Arkansas and she's going to be going back to Arkansas with her great family. Her husband is fantastic guy and her family. And I don't know Phil and folks, if we can get her to run for the governor of Arkansas I think she'll do very well and I'm trying to get her to do that. But I just saw her in the room and I really wanted to call her up. She is a special person, a very, very fine woman. She has been so great, she has such heart. She's strong but with great, great heart and I want to thank you for an outstanding job. And thank you. Thank you, say something."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Sarah Sanders, White House Press Secretary:
"Thank you. Thank you so much. I'll try not to get emotional because I know that crying can make us look weak sometimes right? This has been the honor of a lifetime, the opportunity of a lifetime. I couldn't be prouder to have had the opportunity to serve my country and particularly to work for this president. He has accomplished so much in these two and a half years and it's truly been something I will treasure forever. It's one of the greatest jobs I could ever have. I've loved every minute, even the hard minutes, I have loved it. I love the president. I love the team that I've had the opportunity to work for. The president is surrounded by some of the most incredible and most talented people you could ever imagine. And it's truly the most special experience. The only one I can think of that might top it just a little bit is the fact that I'm a mom of three amazing kids and I'm going to spend a little more time with them and in the meantime I'm going to continue to be one of the most outspoken and loyal supporters of the president and his agenda. And I know he's going to have an incredible six more years and get a whole lot more done like what we're here to celebrate today. And I don't want to take away from that so I certainly want to get back to the tremendous thing that the people behind me have done. And thank you so much Mr. President. Truly an honor."
4. Sanders and Trump hug and Trump walks back up to the podium
Internet - 13 June 2019
5. Wide shot of Donald Trump's Twitter page
6. @RealDonaldTrump tweet reading:
"After 3/12 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..."
7. @RealDonaldTrump tweet reading:
"...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 - and she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!"
Washington, DC - 27 November 2018
8. Wide shot of Sarah Sanders walking into briefing room, push into mid shot as she speaks
Washington, DC - 9 October 2018
9. President Donald Trump walking with Sarah Sanders on the White House South Lawn
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about the administration's credibility, as well as her own, will leave her post at the end of the month, President Donald Trump announced Thursday.
Sanders is one of Trump's closest and most trusted White House aides and one of the few remaining on staff who worked on his campaign.
"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 just before she accompanied him to a White House event on prison reform.
Trump suggesting her as a future candidate for Arkansas governor. "She would be fantastic."
Under Sanders' tenure, regular White House press briefings became a relic of the past. She has not held a formal briefing since March 11.
Reporters often catch her on the White House driveway after she is interviewed by Fox News Channel and other TV news outlets.
Her credibility has also come under question.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report revealed that Sanders admitted to investigators that she had made an unfounded claim about "countless" FBI agents reaching out to express support for Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey in May 2017.
Sanders succeeded Sean Spicer, Trump's first press secretary, in mid-2017.
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