Don't bother replacing Sarah Sanders – there's no point
As long as Trump occupies the Oval Office, the role of press secretary is a farce and a distraction
The imminent resignation of Sarah Sanders as Donald Trump’s press secretary marks yet another departure from a White House that treats chaos as its modus operandi. On the left, there is understandable crowing – Sanders, like her predecessor Sean Spicer, often lied to the press and served as a mouthpiece for an administration that has made it its mission to punish immigrants and the poor.
One of the most startling, precedent-breaking aspects of Sanders’ regime as press secretary was her decision to end the regular White House press briefings where decades of White House reporters held presidential administrations to account.Continue reading...