Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders first won President Donald Trump’s approval by appearing on his favorite medium—television.
He loved her pugnacity and ease on talk shows and behind the podium as compared to the nervous and bumbling Sean Spicer.
According to a New Yorker feature, Sanders learned loyalty in the cradle of Arkansas politics, where she worked closely with her father during his political pursuits.
Now, she holds the line for Trump, even when reporters say she acts differently in private. Some White House press corps veterans say that Sanders is helpful and warm behind the scenes, but quick to don a mask of irritation and sarcasm when she steps behind the podium, ever aware of the eyes that almost always watch her performances.
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