|White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders|
According to CBS News, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and deputy press secretary Raj Shah could be planning their departures from the Trump administration in the coming weeks.
Press secretary Sarah Sanders and principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah are both heading for the exits, according to sources inside the White House and close to the administration. Sanders, who has become a confidante of President Trump since the departure of former communications director Hope Hicks, has told friends that she plans to leave the administration at the end of the year.
Shah is also considering his exit, but he has not yet settled on an exact date. Neither Sanders nor Shah responded to repeated requests for comment before this story was published. When reached Wednesday evening, both declined to comment on the record, and Sanders tweeted that she is “honored to work for @POTUS.”
Sanders took to Twitter last night to address the issue without denying an impending exit.
Does @CBSNews know something I don’t about my plans and my future? I was at my daughter’s year-end Kindergarten event and they ran a story about my “plans to leave the WH” without even talking to me. I love my job and am honored to work for @POTUS
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 14, 2018
As has been noted by several outlets, the turnover for the Trump White House has been unusually high for so early in an administration, particularly in the communications shop.
Former communications director Hope Hicks, a close confidante of Trump, left her post earlier this year.