Sarah Huckabee Sanders denies CBS News report she’s leaving the White House

Frederick Owens
June 15, 2018

Karem sparred with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during Thursday's media briefing, questioning whether she had "any empathy" over the Trump administration's policy of separating families who illegally cross the border into the U.S.

CBS reported that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is planning to leave her position in the Trump administration by the end of the year.

Neither Sanders nor Shah responded to comment from the publication.

"Come on, Sarah, you're a parent", Karem said.

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The news also comes on the heels of reports that the White House is taking steps to shake up the press shop, ousting junior staffers and cutting down on the number of people allowed to attend daily meetings. "And in fact, as recently as last night, when CBS was reporting that she may be leaving her post soon, said she was at a kindergarten meeting with her children. I'm glad to work for the president, and each and every day I'll pray for clarity and discernment on what my future looks like", she said. However, she did not address the accuracy of the report.

Sanders has become the public face of the Trump administration since being promoted to press secretary following the resignation of Sean Spicer. According to the Brookings Institution, Trump's first year turnover rate was 34 percent, nearly four times higher than that of Obama's first year. "You're a parent! Don't you have any empathy for what these people are going through?"

"Can you imagine the horror these kids must be going through when they come across the border?" In addition to all of that, the president prefers to have a small communications staff.

Watters said during an appearance on Fox News' "The Five" that the two reporters, Playboy's Brian Karem and CNN's Jim Acosta, "don't belong" in the White House briefing room.

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