Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Sarah Sanders and Raj Shah are planning to step down, per CBS report

Press secretary Sarah Sanders and principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah are considering stepping down, according to a CBS report.

Sanders promptly responded in a Tweet saying, "I love my job and am honored to work for @POTUS."

 

Sanders plans to leave the White House by the end of the year, according to CBS. Shah is considering exiting but has not decided when, CBS reports. Sanders and Shah did not respond to repeated request for comment, according to CBS.

Sanders has been the White House press secretary for less than a year. Her first press briefing came after Anthony Scaramucci left the White House July 31, just 10 days after he started.

Sanders, 35, is the daughter of Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate. Her official baptism in politics came through her father; as a college student, she was the field coordinator for his 2002 re-election campaign.

She subsequently worked for Republican candidates, including George W. Bush’s re-election campaign in 2004, former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty’s unsuccessful presidential run in 2012, and the successful 2014 Senate campaign of Tom Cotton, R-Ark.

She became a senior adviser to Trump in 2016 after managing her father’s presidential bid, which attracted just one delegate.

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