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Sarah Huckabee Sanders has officially resigned from her post as Press Secretary for the Trump administration, president Donald Trump has announced, and it goes without saying that there were lots of jokes.

Speaking to the press, Mr Trump said that Mrs Sanders would leave the White House to return to her home state of Arkansas at the end of June, praising her as a 'warrior'.

Taking to Twitter to make the announcement, the president of the United States said:

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....

He added:

....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!

Mrs Sanders, who is the latest in a string of high-ranking White House aids to exit the Trump administration, said that the role had been the 'honour of a lifetime', reports the BBC.

Her credibility, however, had been called into question continuously through her tenure, which started in 2017 when she replaced Sean Spicer in the top job because she relegated press briefings to a thing of the past.

In a tweet about her resignation, the outgoing Press Secretary said:

It goes without saying that when the fact she was leaving the White House was announced, there was a flurry of jokes online.

Many said they'd only believe it if she denied it herself.

We wonder what was written on her resignation letter?

We will only believe she's quit when she's fully denied quitting!

Drunk person at a traffic stop, anyone?

Of course, there were the inevitable 'lie' puns.

And then just the straight up lie allegations.

But who is going to replace her?

Maybe Alex Jones of InfoWars... GOD FORBID.

Mrs Sanders, 36, has been a loyal mouthpiece for the president and famously saying that God 'wanted Donald Trump to become president', reports the BBC. She has hosted fewer news conferences than any of the proceeding press secretaries and held her last press briefing on March 11, which was 94 days ago.

HT Someecards

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