White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders received a much warmer welcome at President Donald Trump’s rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin Saturday night than she did during last year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
As IJR previously reported, President Trump announced he would be skipping the “boring” and “negative” White House Correspondents’ Dinner in favor of a Wisconsin rally, telling the press, “The Correspondents’ Dinner is too negative; I like positive things.”
Trump was likely referring to the atrocious treatment Sanders faced when she attended the dinner in his place the previous year. During the 2018 correspondent’s dinner, host Michelle Wolf smeared Sanders as an “Uncle Tom but for white women who disappoint other white women.”
This year, Sanders ditched the vitriolic dinner and opted to join Trump in Green Bay, where she received the warmest welcome of the night, even forcing Trump to joke that he might have to fire her because he’s “jealous” of her popularity.
Trump welcomed her to the stage to chants of “Sarah.” The press secretary addressed the massive crowd, touting many of the successes she’s witnessed from the Trump administration.
Watch Sanders at the Green Bay rally:
“Thanks to all the amazing things you’ve done for our country. Last year, this night, I was at a slightly different event. Not quite the best welcome so this is an amazing honor. I’m so proud to work for the president. They said he couldn’t win in 2016 and he did. They said he couldn’t make our economy better and it’s booming. They said he couldn’t rebuild the military and he’s done it. They said there was collusion and there wasn’t. They’ve questioned him at every step and he’s proven them wrong every single time because of all of you.”
Watch Trump’s full Green Bay address here:
Sanders has served as press secretary for the majority of President Trump’s time in office. She first began working with him during the 2016 campaign.