“Sanders salutes veterans, promotes GOP at Rogers”

November 12, 2019

ROGERS — Sarah Huckabee Sanders paid tribute on Veterans Day to those who have served their country.

“In a world full of really bad guys, they are the really good guys,” Sanders said of veterans.

Serving as White House press secretary for President Donald Trump gave her a deep respect for the sacrifices those in the armed forces make along with their families, she said.

She was taken aback when a serviceman in Iraq thanked her and said she had a “tough job,” Sanders told a crowd of more than 600 Monday night during the Reagan Day Dinner, an annual fundraiser for the Republicans of Benton County. “Here was somebody putting his life on the line, away from his family every Christmas, telling me I had a tough job,” she said. “I politely said thank you, but what I do is nothing compared to what you do.”

Sanders worked in the Trump administration from 2017 to earlier this year. Her duties included advising the president, working with lawmakers and corporate executives and accompanying the president on every foreign trip made during her tenure, including top secret trips to visit troops.

Sanders was featured speaker for the dinner. The auditorium was full despite wintry weather. She was greeted with a standing ovation and cheers when she took the podium.

Read Doug Thompson’s entire Arkansas Democrat-Gazette article here.