President Donald J. Trump announced Thursday that Sarah Huckabee Sanders would be leaving her position as White House press secretary at the end of June.
The departure marks the end of an era for Sanders and the White House. She has served in this role as press secretary for two years and was the top deputy to her predecessor, Sean Spicer.
This year, the White House set a record for the longest amount of time without holding a formal press briefing.
Sanders is of no relation to 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders but is the daughter of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
According to Trump’s tweet, Sanders is leaving the administration entirely and has plans to move back home to 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2019
The tweet also issues encouragement for Sanders to follow in her father’s footsteps, and run for Governor of Arkansas, herself.
As of the release of this article, Sanders has not confirmed any intentions to run for the position. Current Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s second term as governor will end in 2022.