White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took to Twitter this morning, to chastise CBS News for running a story about her departure from the White House without even speaking to her. In her tweet, Sanders points out that the mainstream media source CBS News didn’t even bother contacting her before they ran the completely false story about her plans to leave the White House.
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, 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.”
CBS News states they reached out to Sanders and Shah before the story broke, but got no reply from either of them. Sarah Sanders is very clear in her tweet this morning that she never spoke with CBS News about the rumor.
In her tweet, Sanders asks if CBS News knows something she doesn’t know about her plans and her future?
“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.”
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
Watch, as CBS News doubles down on their report about the story they broke yesterday, claiming White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and White House Deputy Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah’s would be departing from their jobs at the White House:
Independent journalist Mike Cernovich is reporting that Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah leaked the story to CBS to drive a wedge between Sanders and President Trump so he could get her spot as White House Press Secretary.
Cernovich claims his White House sources are “all laughing about this.”
Raj Shah leaked that story about Sarah Huckabee Sanders leaving the WH to drive a wedge between her and POTUS, so he could hopefully get her spot.
Raj thought by including himself in the article, it'd throw people off the trail.
My WH sources all laughing about this.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) June 14, 2018