Reports that Sarah Sanders is leaving the White House were a shock even to the White House press secretary herself.
Inexplicably, CBS News ran a story on Wednesday that Sanders and deputy press secretary Raj Shah were getting ready to call it quits.
According to CBS News:
Two of the most visible members of the Trump administration are planning their departures, the latest sign of upheaval in a White House marked by turmoil.
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.
Naturally, other liberal media outlets spread the news without verifying anything with Sanders or Shah.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 14, 2018
Twitter rolled out the mockery as the left unleashed memes and reactions.
Is there a happier person in America right now than Jim Acosta? https://t.co/nbi2ubxtXL
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) June 14, 2018
Diamond & Silk as co-press secretaries is going to be lit https://t.co/ynVIGpZfcL
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 14, 2018
You’re up Hannity https://t.co/gXG3HsBba4
— rabia O’chaudry (@rabiasquared) June 14, 2018
I was going to ask how they’ll find any other people willing to so blatantly insult and condescend to their audience, but then I realized I’m on Twitter and that the problem will actually be narrowing it down. https://t.co/SVKdXmlliL
— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) June 14, 2018
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is reportedly leaving the White House to spend more time lying to her family.
— Michael Blackman (@mikerblackman) June 14, 2018
Sarah Sanders is reportedly abandoning the sinking ship.
Unless she said she was abandoning the sinking ship, which means she’s staying. pic.twitter.com/XmzNYRTblw
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) June 14, 2018
anyway congrats to sarah huckabee sanders on her imminent harvard fellowship
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) June 14, 2018
But it was Sanders who got the last laugh, questioning how CBS got the scoop on plans she had not even known she was making.
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
But the left is always ready to defend themselves, even if the “fake news” is discovered.
cause you know, she has been truthful through and through this entire time.
— Matt Trask (@matthewtrask) June 14, 2018
Agreed! And I’m pretty sure they say fake news before almost every person who has left leaves…….
— Brooke Dalton (@BrookeDalton04) June 14, 2018
If she says she isn’t leaving, she’s leaving
— nostromo 🇮🇹 (@fiorina1611) June 14, 2018
“Sanders has talked about departing sometime after November’s midterm elections and although Sarah’s timetable is unclear, it could possibly come sooner – although both could remain in their roles, too,” Fox News followed up with a report, adding that both are “weighing future options” which “may or may not include their departures from the White House.”
Others on Twitter expressed their disappointment with the possibility that Sanders could be leaving the White House while many condemned CBS News for its initial report.
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) June 14, 2018
No spinning this. News sources verify. They didn’t contact her. CBS does not escape this one.
— Kabamur (@kabamur_taygeta) June 14, 2018
@CNN @CNN @latimesnational Sarah we realize you have to put up with extremely despicable horrible liars every day that we pray that you will stay with the job and protect us the American people🙏 pic.twitter.com/LcpX4pjzg0
— Eddie (@1loveinme1) June 14, 2018
Well isn’t this ironic and honestly quite predictable: As soon as President Trump has a soaring victory (#NOKO) massive lies start floating, most recently about Sarah Huckabee Sanders quitting. Liberal losers just can’t accept reality which is President Trump. #Reality #Trump
— Aric Cougar (@AricCougar) June 14, 2018
They’ve been saying the same thing about John Kelly for months, I’ll believe it when I see it. If it’s true, though, that’s an interesting development. https://t.co/ceNSIZf5X8
— Trevor Grismore (@GrismoreTrevor) June 14, 2018
They are idiots and part of fake news. You are amazing Sarah
— Keko Acoustic Music (@kekoacoustic) June 14, 2018
Just another day in fake news from the MSM! We love you, Sarah! 🇺🇸
— Shy (@ShimaAndre) June 14, 2018
Perspective: Typically, White House press secretaries end up serving for at least a year and usually longer, with the average length being 2.9 years. If Sanders stays until the end of the year, as reported by @CBSNews, it would put her tenure in line with some others. @wkyc https://t.co/VVgu3Wn3Wp
— Russ Mitchell (@RussWKYC) June 14, 2018
After 8 years of slurping up the lies you were spoon fed from Obama’s admin I’m gonna call BS on that tweet.
— Add Your Name here (@JudgeJanna) June 14, 2018
Have you not seen sarahs response to your Fake story??? When are you retracting and apologizing for getting it wrong yet AGAIN!
— Valeria Headley (@ValKHeadley) June 14, 2018
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