Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, is stepping down at the end of the month, according to a tweet from Donald Trump.

"After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas," tweeted the president.

Sanders, who succeeded Sean Spicer in 2017, will be remembered for killing the daily press briefing for reporters and for ardent defense of Trump.

Special counsel Robert Mueller cited Sanders for making false statements in public defending Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey.

She claimed "countless" agents had told her that they lost confidence in Comey's leadership. Sanders later told Mueller's team that her bogus statement was a "slip of the tongue."

Her father, Mike, was governor of "The Natural State."