Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the second former Trump White House press secretary to land a new gig in two days. Huckabee Sanders, who left the White House after saying she just woke up one day and decided that would be the day to quit, will join Fox News as a political contributor.
CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy was first to break the news:
Inbox: FOX News Signs Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Contributor Role
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) August 22, 2019
Huckabee Sanders has been weighing a run for governor of Arkansas. It’s unclear if this new move puts that on hold – or is a means of increasing her public profile for a run.
Both former press secretaries have left long legacies of lying to the American public in service to Trump.
Enjoy this piece?
… then let us make a small request. The New Civil Rights Movement depends on readers like you to meet our ongoing expenses and continue producing quality progressive journalism. Three Silicon Valley giants consume 70 percent of all online advertising dollars, so we need your help to continue doing what we do.
NCRM is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. From unflinching coverage of religious extremism, to spotlighting efforts to roll back our rights, NCRM continues to speak truth to power. America needs independent voices like NCRM to be sure no one is forgotten.
Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure NCRM remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to NCRM, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: ‘I’ve Been Called’ to Run for Office but ‘I Don’t Like Being Called a Liar’
Former Trump White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is gearing up for a run to become the next governor of Arkansas, and is using her media ties to make sure she is staying in the news.
Huckabee Sanders is a Fox News contributor, and according to a New York Times interview Sunday, she is back in her home state of Arkansas, where she has just completed construction on a TV studio in her “sprawling $600,000 home in Pleasant Valley, Little Rock’s wealthiest neighborhood.”
Even before the 37-year old Republican had left the White House she let it be known she was interested in following in her father’s footsteps to become governor of Arkansas.
In fact, just like her father – an ordained Southern Baptist minister who was elected as Arkansas governor to two terms then, after leaving office, also found a lucrative home at Fox News.
And also like her father, Huckabee Sanders tosses around hints of religion to keep her Southern Republicanism bona fides.
“There are two types of people who run for office,” Ms. Sanders said over breakfast tacos at a diner in downtown Little Rock last week. “People that are called and people that just want to be a senator or governor. I feel like I’ve been called.”
One thing Huckabee Sanders does not like being called is a liar, despite it literally being what she very well might be best known as.
The prolific and wise Max Brantley, editor of the Arkansas Times, one year ago this month wrote a column titled, “For the record: Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a) a liar b) full of ‘HuckaBS’.”
As Trump’s press secretary she lied on a regular basis to the press and the American people – the volume of her lies was so extreme at least one turned up in the Mueller report.
The Times calls Huckabee Sanders “political royalty in Arkansas,” and “a bona fide star eager to play a new role in a post-Trump Republican Party.”
She may get that chance – and a home in the governor’s mansion, despite her well-documented lies.
- WHITE HOUSE DOWN THE TUBES3 days ago
Internet Laughs Out Loud After Trump Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Says ‘Let’s Be Honest’
- News2 days ago
Trump Threatens FBI Director for Telling the Truth About Inspector General Report
- News2 days ago
Trump ‘Is Much Stranger Than Any Diagnostic Category’: Psychology Professor Says He Is Not ‘Like Other Dictators’
- BYE2 days ago
GOP Mass Exodus: Anti-LGBTQ Congressman Who Suggested Americans Have a Right to Own Nuclear Weapons to Retire
- ANTI-SEMITISM1 day ago
Trump Has Pastor Who Says Jews Are Going to Hell Deliver a Speech at White House Hanukkah Celebration
- THE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS7 hours ago
‘I Am Not Yielding!’ Rep. Pramila Jayapal Shuts Down Jim Jordan’s Attempt to Hijack Impeachment Hearing
- CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER2 days ago
Experts Blast Barr for ‘Utterly Shocking Bad Faith’ NBC Interview Attacking FBI: ‘Hannity Is the Attorney General Now’
- RUSSIA IS THE ENEMY OF AMERICA2 days ago
Putin’s ‘Long Game’ Is to ‘Destroy Western Democracies’ — and the GOP Is Helping Him: Former CIA Officer