Sarah Sanders’ Top Five Moments as Press Secretary

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Friday, June 28, 2019


On June 13th, President Trump announced that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders will be stepping down at the end of the month. 

After the announcement was made by the President, Mrs. Sanders stated, “This has been an honor of a lifetime, the opportunity of a lifetime. I couldn’t be prouder to have had the opportunity to serve my country and particularly to work for this president.”

As a tribute to Sarah Sanders’ time in the White House, let us look at some of her best moments.

     1.Her interview on Good Morning America on Septemeber 25th, 2018. 

In this interview, both the Russia investigation and Brett Kavanaugh’s judicial committee hearing were discussed and Mrs. Sanders called out the Democrats’ double standard on women. She stated that, “It’s a lot of Democrats like Keith Ellison and Cory Booker that love to fight and champion women until they disagree with them.” This moment resonated with a number of conservative women who felt abandoned by the Democrats and the feminist movement, myself included. 

     2. Her dispute with CNN’s Jim Acosta in January of 2018.  

As The Daily Wire reported, CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta and Secretary Sanders got into the following spat:

Sarah Sanders: “I’m sure you’re disappointed that he’s [POTUS] not watching CNN.”

Jim Acosta: “I think he watches a lot of CNN if you don’t mind me saying.”

Sarah Sanders: “Ehhh, I don’t think that’s true. Your numbers would be higher.”

Although this particular moment was more of a roast than an intellectual argument, it did show clearly the desperate attempts of CNN’s Jim Acosta during the press conference and others like it. 

    3. Her defense of Trump’s remarks on MS-13 gang members in May of 2018. 

Sanders was asked what Trump meant when he said that some immigrants are not people, they are animals. She responded by saying, “The President was very clearly referring to MS-13 gang members… This is one of the most vicious and deadly gangs that operate by the motto of ‘rape, control, and kill.’ Frankly, I don’t think the term the President used was strong enough.” 

This moment highlighted the extent to which members of the Democratic Party misconstrued Trump’s words and how many members of the media used these misconceptions to fit their own narrative. This is another one of Mrs. Sanders key moments in exposing much of the mainstream media’s dishonesty.

    4. Her remarks on the media’s dishonesty during her press conference in June of 2017. 

CNN had published a story linking one of Trump’s advisers to a Russian investment fund, but later retracted it due to discovered inaccuracies. 

Sanders was asked: “Why isn’t [CNN’s] response good enough for the President?”

Sanders said, “If the media can’t be trusted to report the news, then that’s a dangerous place for America… And I think America is frankly looking for something better. They’re looking for something more, and I think they deserve something better from our news media.” 

These comments shed a light on the rampant dishonesty of the mainstream media that the {resident has attacked on numerous occasions. Hearing the Press Secretary stand up against media outlets deliberately spreading “fake news” was refreshing for millions of Americans.

    5. Her brief farewell just two weeks ago in which she expressed her pride in being a mom. 

During her speech on June 14th, she expressed gratitude towards the President and the honor she felt for having held her job as Press Secretary. After saying this, she said, “The only one I can think of that might top it just a little bit is the fact that I’m a mom. I have three amazing kids and I’m going to spend a little more time with them.”

This remark was empowering to millions of mothers in America, especially those who have felt left behind by many of the female empowerment movements on the left. Being a mom is the honor of a lifetime to those who get to experience it.

 

Sarah Sanders was a role model to many conservatives in America, particularly the women who, for years, have felt abandoned by many of the female empowerment groups on the political left. Although many may not have agreed with every remark or roast of hers, she certainly stood as a role model for millions of hopeful Americans. Sarah Sanders will remain an outspoken advocate for the President and his policies, and she certainly will not be forgotten.

Jackie Watson attends College of the Canyons and currently works for the California Republican Party. She is also a contributor to two other news outlets, Right Outlook and The Liberty Eagle. She is outspoken in her political views and campaigns for suitable candidates.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.


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About Jacqueline Watson

College of the Canyons

Jackie Watson attends College of the Canyons and currently works for the California Republican Party. She is also a contributor to two other news outlets, Right Outlook and The Liberty Eagle. She is outspoken in her political views and campaigns for suitable candidates.

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