Sanders took to Twitter on Friday to say farewell. The daughter of Baptist minister, former Arkansas Governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, posted:
"Today I’ll walk out the gates of the White House for the last time as Press Secretary with my head held high. It’s been the honor and privilege of a lifetime to work with President [Donald Trump] and his amazing team the last three and a half years. You’re the best...Thank you!"
Sanders repeated President Donald Trump's claim that she held the position for 3 1/2 years, but Sanders became Press Secretary in July 26, 2017, making her tenure a month shy of two years.
Neither explained why they keep referring to 3 1/2 years as press secretary, but Sanders did work on Trump's 2016 campaign.
Sanders' goodbye received a less than fond farewell. Many replied directly to Sanders.
People wondered what life after the White House would be like for Sanders.
Some did say goodbye however.
Huckabee Sanders exact plans for the future were not announced, however many speculate she may run for governor in Arkansas. President Trump brought her onstage during his 2020 presidential campaign kickoff MAGA rally in Orlando. His official announcement of Sanders leaving the White House also referenced her being the governor of Arkansas.
One person did offer Sanders a parting gift however, something to remember her time in Washington DC.
White House correspondent April Ryan wrote about working at the White House with the Trump administration. Her book Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House is available here.