WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- President Donald Trump made an announcement on Twitter Thursday that Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving her position as White House Press Secretary at the end of the month.
- Trump said that “Sanders will be going home to the Great State of Arkansas” after 3 1/2 years in the White House.
- When asked Friday who will replace Sanders, the president wouldn’t name names of potential contenders.
President Donald Trump was asked Friday who will replace outgoing press secretary Sarah Sanders but wouldn’t name names of potential contenders.
“No, I know a lot of people that want it and they’re a lot of great people and sometimes you have so many that it makes it more difficult,” he said, praising Sanders, whom he called a “warrior.”
He was asked about East Wing communications director Stephanie Grisham and former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who recently said he wouldn’t turn the job down.
“Well, I like Anthony and he’s been very nice and all, but I think he should stay where he is right now,” Trump said.
Trump added: “But Anthony really is a good guy, Stephanie is terrific. We have a lot of great people, we have a lot of good people to choose from.”
Melania Trump would support Grisham leaving the East Wing, according to a White House official. Grisham “wouldn’t do anything without (Melania’s) consent,” the official said, adding that Grisham being on the list means “this is a move Melania supports.”