Fox News hires Sarah Huckabee Sanders as contributor


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Sanders is set to join Fox News as a contributor who will "provide political commentary and analysis across all of Fox News Media, including Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox News Digital, Fox Nation and the radio/podcast division", the cable news network announced Thursday. During her tenure, the White House stopped giving press briefings, but Sanders nevertheless appeared regularly on Fox, especially "Fox & Friends", the network's top-rated morning program.

It's a big week for former members of President Trump's White House communications team.

This will mean lots of paid airtime for Sanders on the wingnut channel of choice at a propitious time, ahead of a possible run for governor of Arkansas in 2020. It is the latest sign of the revolving door relationship between Fox and the Trump administration. The news comes after her White House predecessor Sean Spicer was announced as a contestant on the upcoming season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" Wednesday. Bill Shine, the former co-president of Fox News, also served as White House communications director from July 2018 to May 2019.

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It seems Sanders's propaganda skills haven't diminished one bit since her June departure from the White House.

At the time, a former White House official even said that they expected Sanders would eventually end up with Fox. And in June, former deputy press secretary Raj Shah joined Fox a senior vice president. As the third woman and first mom to ever hold the position, Sanders was the administration's chief spokesperson.

The daughter of former Republican Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Sanders has previously worked in leadership roles for U.S. Senators, Governors, and presidential campaigns.