Sarah Sanders Tells NYT: "I Don't Like Being Called A Liar"
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, President Trump’s former press secretary, has indicated that she may run for governor of Arkansas in 2023, despite her tumultuous relationship with the press, according to The New York Times.
Sanders is best known for suspending Jim Acosta of CNN’s access to the White House as well as phasing out the daily press briefings that have historically been the main way presidents communicate with the public.
David Axelrod, a former top adviser to President Barack Obama and a CNN contributor, described her legacy as “defending the indefensible and not being truthful with the American people.”
Sanders claimed at a press briefing in April that “countless members of the F.B.I.” told her they had lost confidence in the bureau’s director, James B. Comey, yet she admitted under oath to investigators that that statement was a “slip of the tongue” that was not based on any facts.
“I don’t like being called a liar. The other stuff bothered me far less,” she said, referring to when she was working at the White House and was assigned a Secret Service detail over threats to her and her family.
'The main thing I like about her [Sanders] is her honesty,' said Carla Shelton, a small-business owner who brought her daughter to hear Ms. Sanders speak. 'She got a bad rap because people are offended that she does tell the truth. I'm 100 percent behind her."'
Sanders plans to help with campaign events for President Trump through the next year, but said that the results of the 2020 election would not have much effect on her own political future. “If he wins, there’s a solid base and people will come in and be helpful,” she said. “If he loses, people will be angry and they will want to rally around Trump people.”