The president formally launched his 2020 reelection campaign late Tuesday while at a rally in Orlando, Florida.
At the rally, Trump took a special moment for Sanders, a woman who’s been “so good, so talented, so wonderful,” as he said.
Walking up on to the stage, the press secretary received a standing ovation from the crowd, who were chanting, “Sarah! Sarah! Sarah!”
“Thank you, Mr. President. This has been truly the honor of a lifetime,” Sanders said.
“One of the most incredible experiences anybody could ever imagine and that’s because I’ve had the chance to be on the front row of history and watch you drastically change our country for the better. … No one will be a stronger voice and a more fierce advocate for this president because he’s fighting for all of the people in this room and for all of the people you represent all over the country.”
“And he’s going to have an incredible six more years to make our country as strong as it’s ever been,” she added.
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— Oliver McGee PhD MBA (@OliverMcGee) June 19, 2019
Trump announced through Twitter on June 13 that Sanders would be leaving her White House position at the end of the month to spend more time with her children.
….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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2019
The president has yet to name who will replace Sanders.
However, according to a source, there are four possible candidates on Trump’s list including deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley, first lady Melania Trump’s communications director Stephanie Grisham, outgoing Treasury Department spokesman Tony Sayegh, and former State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, as IJR News reported.