Announcing her departure on Twitter, President Donald Trump said Sanders will return to her home state of Arkansas and floated the possibility of a gubernatorial run for the White House press secretary.
"Sarah, thank you for a job well done", the president added. She took over as press secretary after Sean Spicer left. Huckabee Sanders has not released a statement about her resignation as of this time.
The reduction in White House briefings during Sanders' tenure provoked criticism from advocates of press freedom and transparency.
Sanders is married to pollster and strategist Bryan Chatfield Sanders, with whom she shares three children.
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Trump also recommended a future job for Sanders. Shah, the former principal deputy press secretary who worked with Sanders, said she did an "incredible" job.
The Daily Caller has reached out to the White House for comment.
Sarah Sanders has been widely criticized for her performance in the White House. While she frequently sidestepped substantive policy questions, she regularly came to briefings with prepared remarks lambasting reporters and their coverage of the president. The president called her a "warrior" and encouraged her to run for governor of Arkansas. In recent months, however, Sanders made herself less accessible to the press.
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