Sarah Huckabee Sanders, whose combative reign as White House press secretary ended in June, is coming on board as a contributor at Fox News.
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In a move that should please her former boss, Sanders will make her Fox debut on the Sept. 6 edition of “Fox & Friends.”
Her arrival at Fox comes as the president’s relationship with the network has grown chillier. “@FoxNews is at it again,” he tweeted on July 26. “So different from what they used to be during the 2016 Primaries, & before—Proud Warriors!”
Sanders’ father, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, is also employed as a Fox contributor, as are two White House secretaries who served for George W. Bush—Dana Perino and Ari Fleischer. Three former Obama press secretaries—Jay Carney, Robert Gibbs and Josh Earnest—also headed for the airwaves after serving. Carney went to CNN, and Gibbs and Earnest were hired by MSNBC.
President Trump has publicly encouraged Sanders to run for governor in Arkansas, but she is legally prevented from doing that while employed by Fox.