White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders stepping down

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President Trump announced Thursday on Twitter that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders will be leaving her position at the end of the month. Add Trump Administration as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Trump Administration news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

President Trump announces that Sarah Sanders will be resigning as White House press secretary.

He said, "She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job!"

The President said Sanders will be returning to Arkansas, and he said he hopes she runs for governor. "Sarah, thank you for a job well done!" The president called her a "warrior" and encouraged her to run for governor of Arkansas.

Her last media briefing was held on 11 March - 94 days ago.

White House press briefings became less and less frequent occasions under Sanders.

Sanders told reporters in August 2017 that Trump "didn't dictate" a misleading statement from his son, Donald Trump Jr., about a meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign.

Sanders' tenure was a rocky one marked by sometimes-ugly clashes with with the White House press corps - famously CNN's Jim Acosta - and Democrats' accusations of spreading falsehoods.

Sanders was the second press secretary under the Trump administration after replacing Sean Spicer. Sources close to Sanders also said she would consider a political career in Arkansas, but not for a while. She wants to spent time with her family and three young children.

This is a breaking news story.

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