Former Donald Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders has written a book about her time in the White House. In it she praises the American president on the highest notes. However, a previously published anecdote makes you smile.
Another book from around US President Donald Trump: this time it comes from his close confidante and former spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. According to the British newspaper “The Guardian”, which had the book “Speaking for Myself” before it was published on Tuesday, Sanders describes a curious anecdote from the first meeting between North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump in Singapore. 2018.
During a conversation about women’s football between Trump and Kim, the North Korean head of state is said to have turned to Sanders. When she looked up, she noticed that Kim was staring at her. “We had direct eye contact. Kim nodded and apparently winked at me,” writes Sanders in her book. She was speechless. ‘What just happened? Kim Jong Un certainly didn’t flirt with me? ‘
On the way back to the airport, she told Trump and his then Chief of Staff John Kelly about the incident. The two men almost cried with laughter, while Sanders, a married and devout Christian, was ashamed. “Kim Jong-un turned you on,” Trump is said to have joked. “Sir, stop”, was her answer. But apparently not the president: “Sarah, that’s it! You go to North Korea and sacrifice yourself for the team! Your husband and kids will miss you, but you will be a hero in your country!”
The meeting between Trump and the North Korean ruler in Singapore has been described as historic: never before had a sitting US president met a leader of the isolated country. The meeting was prompted by negotiations on nuclear disarmament.
Sander’s book is full of praise for the president
Before Sanders, a Trump cousin and his former security adviser John Bolton had published revealing books about the president this year. The difference: While the two don’t give Trump a good haircut in their publications, Sanders is a staunch Republican and backs “her president” in the November election campaign. The book subtitled “Faith, Freedom and the Struggle of Our Lives in Trump’s White House” is a eulogy to the president, “The Guardian” reports. Sanders also addresses Trump critic Bolton. He was “arrogant and selfish,” she wrote to the ex-advisor.
Sanders was Trump’s spokeswoman from 2017 to 2019. Since her departure from the White House, she has worked as a presenter for Fox News, among other things. She is now reportedly preparing to run for governor of Arkansas. Her father, Mike Huckabee, is a well-known Republican politician and was nominated for presidential election in 2008 and 2018.