White House Press secretary Sanders resigns
Washington: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who famously said that God "wanted Donald Trump to become president" has resigned, becoming the latest senior aide of the US president to exit his administration.
President Trump made the surprise announcement on Twitter that Sanders will step down at the end of the month.
"After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas....," Trump said in a tweet on Thursday.
"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!" tweeted the US president.
Sanders, 36, has been a loyal mouthpiece, famously saying that God "wanted Donald Trump to become president".
Only the third woman to serve in the prestigious position, Sanders is the daughter of popular Republican politician and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
Later at a White House event, Trump praised Sanders.
"We've been through a lot together. She's tough, and
she's good. You also have tough and bad, right? She's tough
but she's good. She's great", Trump said.