Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced backlash on Friday for the way in which she bid farewell to her role as White House press secretary.
Sanders tweeted she would “walk out the gates of the White House” with “my head held high.” It prompted many people to point out her well-documented history of lying on behalf of President Donald Trump’s administration and failure to hold an official press briefing in the last 100-plus days of her job.
Today I’ll walk out the gates of the White House for the last time as Press Secretary with my head held high. It’s been the honor and privilege of a lifetime to work with President @realDonaldTrump and his amazing team the last three and a half years. You’re the best…Thank you! pic.twitter.com/6H0uyMRtFX
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 28, 2019
“Do not hold your head high, but hang it in shame,” responded broadcaster Soledad O’Brien.
Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump who last year was warned for violating the Hatch Act that bans government employees from political campaigning, replaces Sanders in the role. She will also serve as White House communications director.
You admitted to federal prosecutors that you lied to the American people. Do not hold your head high, but hang it in shame. https://t.co/1zmuT4I0BU
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) June 28, 2019
— Euan Rellie (@euanrellie) June 28, 2019
— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) June 28, 2019
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 28, 2019
Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted that she exits the White House today with her head "held high." Here is another look at her contentious encounters with reporters and the credibility issues she faced while trying to defend Trump's falsehoods https://t.co/1suy69i2BS
— daniel macht (@danmacht) June 28, 2019
You can hold your head any way you want, honey. You’ll still be remembered as that “liar with no soul who talked to the media once every 6 months”.
— Ida Skibenes ❄️ (@ida_skibenes) June 28, 2019
— David W. Former Trump supporter (@davidmweissman) June 28, 2019
You will be remembered forever for lying relentlessly on behalf of a racist autocrat. But don't worry, that sea of white people around you? They will ensure that you find some cushy lobbying job & live in wealth & comfort, avoiding accountability until the day you die. Congrats. https://t.co/YAVOPT1o3y
— David Roberts (@drvox) June 28, 2019
One last lie for the road.
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) June 28, 2019
One last lie on the way out the door
— Robert Lusetich (@RobertLusetich) June 28, 2019
Had you left it at “Today I’ll walk out the gates of the White House for the last time as Press Secretary,” this tweet would have garnered exponentially more “likes.” But you just had to keep writing.
— John Olore (@john_olore) June 28, 2019
Yes, no one could have done…*checks notes*…absolutely nothing resembling the job of Press Secretary quite as well(?) as you.
— Richard Jeter (@MilesToGo13) June 28, 2019
I wish for you a life filled with everything you deserve.
— shauna (@goldengateblond) June 29, 2019
Best liar ever to hold the job. Even you couldn’t stomach it any longer, huh?
— Steve Blum (@blumspew) June 28, 2019
You lied and spread propaganda on a daily basis. You humiliated yourself and stripped your name of any and all credibility. You covered for a corrupt boss. You will be resigned to history as the dishonest, unpatriotic shill you are. We don't want to see you ever again. Be gone.
— Mike P Williams (@Mike_P_Williams) June 28, 2019
Your legacy of repeated, abject lies that have irreparably and intentionally harmed millions of people, will rightfully follow you for the rest of your life.https://t.co/yTElf8R0cN
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