Who Is?
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Who Is Sarah Huckabee Sanders? Narrated by Catherine Cohen

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the second and current press secretary in the Trump administration, therefore, the public face of the president’s agenda.

She was born in 1982 to a conservative family in Hope, Arkansas. Her first stint in politics came in 1992 when her dad, Mike Huckabee, ran for Senate. 10-year-old Sarah stuffed envelopes, knocked on doors, and hammered picket signs for his campaign — but he ended up losing 60 percent of the vote.

He eventually got his shot as governor, and Sarah attended his alma mater, Ouachita Baptist University. She majored in political science with a minor in mass communication. She also worked on her dad’s 2002 re-election campaign as a field coordinator.

Sarah later worked for the Department of Education for the George W. Bush administration and on his re-election campaign in 2004, before working on her dad’s two failed presidential campaigns. In 2008 and 2016, she worked on behalf of her father, who said that homosexuality is a sin, and reportedly advocated for AIDS patients to be quarantined.

Sarah has since moved on to work for/defend Trump, signing on as senior advisor to his campaign after her father dropped out of the race. Today, as his press secretary, Sarah dodges questions on his behalf, and spins his various lies as “alternatives facts.”