Sarah Huckabee Sanders Confirms She Is Leaving White House By Denying Claim
CBS News recently reported that White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the Trump team later this year. Sanders immediately came out with a statement declaring that she is, "not going anywhere. There is no truth to the story."
Those who are familiar with Sarah's style and job requirements were quick to recognize what she is really saying. By denying the report as untrue, she just confirmed that it is true, and she will probably be leaving in a few weeks to a few months. "We call it the 'Sarah Code,'" says Frank Welch, senior editor of the Washington Post. "It is part of her job to defend the President's policies and statements, many of which are obviously untrue. When Sarah denies a claim or report, she is confirming that it is in fact true. Conversely, if she affirms something as true, we all know it is fabricated. Everyone in the press corps is in on it. At this point, I think everyone in the country is in on it... except maybe her boss."
To fight through the confusion, Huckabee Sanders doubled down on her denial of the CBS report. "I am not leaving the White House team. President Trump assured me of that this morning. He told me, 'Sarah, I like you. You're terrific. You are here for as long as I want you here. Believe me... your job is that secure.' So obviously I am not going anywhere. I'm here until I leave. I'll just refer you back to what the President said."
CNN's Jake Tapper tweeted out his feelings, "Sarah, we'd be glad to have you on the team. We know how you deal with facts. You're a pro. Come on over and we will quit attacking you."