Sarah Huckabee Sanders may have only just left the White House to join Fox News as a contributor, but President Donald Trump has already nominated her for a new position.
The president has nominated his former press secretary to join the Fulbright Scholarship Board.
“Grateful to @realDonaldTrump to be named to the @fulbrightboard — established by the late U.S. Senator from my home state of Arkansas,” Sanders tweeted in response to the new position.
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) October 17, 2019
Sanders would be taking on a three-year term with the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. She stepped down from her previous position in the White House at the end of June and then joined Fox News as a contributor. She served in the White House for nearly two years.
The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board works to award U.S. scholars, foreign exchange students, as well as visiting scholars. It issues thousands of grants every single year.
Sanders was one of the most beloved members of Trump’s administration, and people took to social media to express support for her jumping back into the public sector.
Congratulations! If there’s anything I can do to help down here n El Salvador, let me know. Sen. Fulbright was my hero when I was in college. Our nephew, a native of El Salvador, won a Fulbright scholarship & went to Harvard for a degree in public policy. You are the best!
— Ann Bruce Pineda (@AnnBrucePineda) October 17, 2019
I’m rarely genuinely happy for public figures but you are a wonderful exception. Congratulations.
— ᴰᵒᵘᵍˡᵃˢ (@DouglasShrugged) October 17, 2019
@SarahHuckabee Well Deserved Hnor For This Very Bright, Dedicated And Awesome Young Lady!!!
— B Switzer (@SDLEU) October 17, 2019
You did great job in WH…always strong and resolute…👍
— Sivas Yıldızeli (@Sivas1399) October 17, 2019
So happy for you Sarah. Congrats
— Elaine Padovano (@Epado59) October 17, 2019
— Deetz (@Dootster) October 17, 2019
Congratulations!! Well deserved!!
— Mordechai Poindexter (@MordechaiPo) October 17, 2019
A well deserved congratulations, Sarah. You stood up to withering journo attacks with grace, aplume, and devastating counter fire. Thank you for all your courage and strength.
— Bob Tinker (@RobertTinker) October 17, 2019
When Sanders left the White House, the president suggested she run for governor of Arkansas.
“She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas — she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!” he tweeted.
….She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas – she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2019
Sanders called working as press secretary the “honor of a lifetime.”
Sanders is also reportedly working on a book that covers her time in the White House.
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