Fox News just announced that Sarah Huckabee Sanders, an ex-White House press secretary will be a new contributor to the network. Sanders is meant to appear on various Fox platforms to provide political commentaries. Her first appearance is scheduled for the 6th of September and it will be on "Fox & Friends" show.
Sanders left her position as a press secretary of Trump's White House at the end of June. She worked there for approximately two years. She was praised for her work by President Donald Trump. "She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas - she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done," tweeted Trump in June 2019.
Her career as a press secretary in the White House wasn't always that smooth, though. At one point, her credibility as a secretary took a major hit. She admitted that she actually misled reporters by saying that "countless" FBI agents support firing their director, James Comey. She was also accused by various media outlets, like Washington Post for example, of distracting the media and trying to manipulate them.
Her transition, from a White House secretary into a TV – Fox News - contributor is nothing unusual, and it happened also with the previous secretaries. Jay Carney, Robert Gibbs and Josh Earnest, they all worked as press secretaries for Obama, and later they all found their way into TV. Carney was hired by CNN, while the two others by MSNBC. Years ago, former press secretaries for George W. Bush were also hired by Fox News and CNN.
While President Donald Trump always liked Fox News, the recent polls published by Fox, that show him losing to Biden, made Trump really unhappy. "Fox has changed. And my worst polls have always been from Fox," stated Trump. "There's something going on at Fox, I'll tell you right now. And I'm not happy with it," he concluded.