Sarah Huckabee Sanders is my VIP for this week. She is the White House Press Secretary, and my admiration for her continues to grow each time that I watch her in action. An example of her style and courage took place recently.
After President Donald Trump made the decision to exit the Iran deal, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry all condemned the action. When questioned about the situation, Sanders made her position very clear.
I think based on each of those individuals’ lack of success in this entire process on foreign affairs, they would probably be the last three people that we would look to for advice and counsel, and whether or not we had made the right decisions.”
Another even more recent example took place on Mother’s Day when Sanders was asked if it was more difficult to work with her children or Jim Acosta of CNN. Sanders spoke like a true mother when she answered the question.
Probably depends on the day. Both of them whine pretty regularly. They both like to ask the same questions and sometimes their tone needs to be adjusted a little bit. So I think that having kids has prepared me for the job that I have right now. In all seriousness, I think that having kids is great preparation for anything – especially a job you need patience for and they have certainly prepared me for this one.
Sanders is the only daughter and youngest child of Mike and Janet Huckabee. She graduated from Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. She attended Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where she was elected as student body president. She majored in political science and minored in mass communications. She graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
When Mike Huckabee ran for the U.S. Senate in 1992, Sarah began her political education. She was a field coordinator for her father for his 2002 re-election campaign for governor of Arkansas. She worked in the U.S. Department of Education under President George W. Bush and was a field coordinator for his re-election campaign in Ohio in 2004. She managed her father’s presidential campaign in 2016 until he left the race. Then she became a senior advisor for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign where she handled the communications for coalitions.
After the presidential election, Sanders became the deputy White House press secretary. She stood in for Press Secretary Sean Spicer on May 5, 2017, while he was on Naval Reserve duty. She was named at White House Press Secretary on July 21, 2017, after Spicer resigned.
Sanders married Bryan Sanders in 2010, and the couple has three children.