Friday, Sean Spicer resigned as the White House Press Secretary.
Immediately, people began requesting on Twitter that Sarah Huckabee Sanders be moved into the position immediately.
Now that Sean Spicer has resigned, can we please just make Sarah Huckabee Sanders the Full Time White House Press Secretary? pic.twitter.com/WFQUoMUIZK
— The Columbia Bugle (@ColumbiaBugle) July 21, 2017
Little did they know that just a few hours later, their wishes would come true! Sanders has been been named the new White House Press Secretary.
Sanders addressed reporters on camera alongside newly named White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. While Spicer’s resignation was delivered in apparent protest over the hiring of Scaramucci, the two top officials in the White House press shop worked Friday to project steadiness amid the palace intrigue.
“The president loves Sarah,” Scaramucci said, announcing Sanders’ promotion. “He thinks she’s doing a phenomenal job. I agree with him. I think Reince Priebus and other members of the staff agree. And I’m super proud to work with her. And I think she’s going to be phenomenal as a press secretary.”
Sanders most recently served as deputy press secretary, increasingly filling in for Spicer during on-camera and off-camera briefings.
The daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sanders managed her father’s presidential campaign in 2016 before joining Trump’s.
There is no doubt that Sanders will excel with ease in this position. She stated that this is “one of the greatest honors that any person could ever have.”
Sanders stated, “To get to do that up here in such a public way and speak on behalf of the president is absolutely an honor,” Sanders said. “It’s something I will cherish, and will hope to do my very best every single day. And be as open, honest and transparent with you all as humanly possible.”
As for Spicer, Sanders did confirm that he left due to Sacramucci’s addition to the Trump administration.
She said, “He understood that the president wanted to bring in and add new people to the team, and Sean felt like it would be best for that team to be able to start with a totally clean slate.”