Sarah Sanders: I will walk out of the White House 'with my head held high'

Sarah Sanders: I will walk out of the White House 'with my head held high'
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Outgoing press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersSarah Huckabee Sanders says she is 'relentlessly' attacked by women Sarah Sanders makes debut as Fox News contributor Sarah Sanders to publish book ahead of 2020 election MORE Sanders on Friday tweeted a goodbye message honoring her last day at the Trump White House, saying she will leave her post with her “head held high.”

“Today I’ll walk out the gates of the White House for the last time as Press Secretary with my head held high. It’s been the honor and privilege of a lifetime to work with President @realDonaldTrump and his amazing team the last three and a half years,” Sanders wrote on Twitter. “You’re the best...Thank you!”

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The fierce Trump defender announced earlier this month that she was leaving her position as the president’s spokeswoman after a tumultuous two years.  

Trump praised her in a series of tweets shortly after sharing the news of imminent departure, calling her a “special person with extraordinary talents” and publicly encouraging her to one day run for governor of her home state of Arkansas.

The president is not in Washington to see her off on his last day, as he is attending the Group of 20 summit in Japan.

Sanders frequently clashed with the White House press corps and has been criticized for not holding enough press briefings under her tenure.

The last press briefing Sanders held at the White House was nearly 100 days ago — on March 11 — and lasted just 14 minutes.

Stephanie Grisham, the top spokesperson for first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMelania Trump to attend reopening of Washington Monument Former speechwriter says Michelle Obama came up with 'when they go low we go high' line White House dismisses 'ridiculous' criticism of Melania Trump's coat on 9/11 MORE, has been selected as Sanders’s replacement. 

She will be Trump’s third press secretary since taking office, following Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerMerriam-Webster: A 200-year-old dictionary offers hot political takes on Twitter #BoycottABC trends after network affiliates run ad of Ocasio-Cortez photo set on fire Pompeo sees status grow with Bolton exit MORE, who was on the job for roughly six months before her.