Sanders, Shah both deny report they are planning to leave the White House
The Trump administration’s two most-visible spokespeople are reportedly planning to leave the White House — a report press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders promptly denied.
CBS News reported Wednesday evening that both Mrs. Sanders and deputy press secretary Raj Shah are not long for their jobs. According to CBS, Mrs. Sanders “has told friends that she plans to leave the administration at the end of the year.”
Mrs. Sanders denied the report in a tweet Wednesday night.
“Does @CBSNews know something I don’t about my plans and my future?” she said. “I was at my daughter’s year-end Kindergarten event and they ran a story about my ‘plans to leave the WH’ without even talking to me. I love my job and am honored to work for @POTUS.”
The network said Mr. Shah also is considering an exit, though he hasn’t settled on a date. But Mr. Shah also told people close to them that the report is fake news, a source told The Washington Times.
The CBS report was based on “sources inside the White House and close to the administration.” The White House press office has been wracked by infighting in recent weeks and several open lower-level positions will not be filled soon, CBS reported.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied reports of her leaving the White House.