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White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders to leave job

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders will be joining the high-profile departures from the Trumps team.

She will leave her job at month’s end for a possible political future in her home state of Arkansas.

The announcement about her departure from White House was announced by President Donald Trump.

Sarah Sanders is regarded as a fierce loyalist of President Donald Trump who channelled his combativeness toward the news media.

Sanders, who has worked with Trump since the early days of his unconventional run for office and became a national public figure in her own right, is the latest in a long line of senior advisers to leave the White House.

Sanders, 36, often compared the antics of the press corps to the behaviour of her three young children and had largely backed Trump’s dismissal of the news media as “the enemy of the people.”

While ending her daily press briefings, she was often helpful to reporters behind the scenes.

She called the job “an honour of a lifetime” but said she was eager to spend time with her children, who are just getting out of school for the summer.

“I’ve loved every minute, even the hard minutes,” Sanders said at a White House event, called onstage by Trump to a standing ovation, her voice trembling with emotion. “I have three amazing kids and I’m going to spend a little more time with them.”

“She’s a warrior,” said Trump, who announced her departure on Twitter shortly before the event. “We’ve been through a lot together, and she’s tough, but she’s good.”