White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders got into a fiery exchange with a reporter Thursday, slamming the journalist after he repeatedly harassed the Trump aide over the administration's immigration policy. They told the network Sanders is planning to leave at the end of the year. The report also said that principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah was planning to leave his position in the Trump administration. "And in fact, as recently as last night, when CBS was reporting that she may be leaving her post soon, said she was at a kindergarten meeting with her children". Sanders and Shah did not respond to repeated request for comment, according to CBS.
She went to the next reporter but eventually CNN political analyst Brian Karem had enough.
If their departures come to fruition, they would be the latest in a series of high-profile turnovers at the White House.
"It's a common courtesy when a military official from another government salutes, that you return that", Sanders told CNN's Jim Acosta during Thursday's White House press briefing.More news: Elon Musk’s Boring Company will build high-speed Chicago train
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Sanders joined the Trump campaign early on, and served as deputy press secretary under Sean Spicer.
Well into his second year, Trump has a turnover rate of 51 percent within his top White House cadre, according to an assessment put together by the Brookings Institution. "Don't you have any empathy for what they go through?"
On another note, Sarah Sanders is considering leaving her job at the White House. In addition to all of that, the president prefers to have a small communications staff. The report cited anonymous "sources inside the White House and close to the administration".
Many staffers have described the White House as a toxic work environment.