SELLOUT SARAH? Ex-Press Secretary Sanders May Take Role with Clinton-Linked Firm
Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Donald Trump valiantly when he was her boss, but Sanders may be going to the dark side to push her own political ambitions now that she has left the administration.
Sanders is having discussions with Teneo, a globalist consulting firm that was founded by former aides for the Clintons, about working for the firm as an independent contractor. If brought on board, her intimate connections to the administration would help the globalist firm navigate during the tumultuous Trump presidency.
“They’ve got to walk into the room with someone who knows the White House,” an insider told Politico. “They need someone to explain how the Trump thing operates.”
Sanders is considering a run for the Arkansas governorship in 2022, and working with this influential consulting firm could help her gain the political clout needed to achieve that role. She already has the pedigree as her father, Mike Huckabee, served as Arkansas governor from 1996 to 2007.
Teneo was founded in part by Declan Kelly, a former State Department official under Hillary Clinton in the Obama administration, and Doug Band, who was one of former President Bill Clinton’s top aides. They have rapidly expanded in a relatively short period of time, amassing over 800 employees in 20 different offices throughout the world.
The firm boasts extensive connections with corporate giants and foreign governments in their repertoire. Temeo represents clients such as Coca-Cola, Delta, General Electric, Dow Chemical and Weight Watchers. They also had six of their employees register as foreign agents to take part in Neom, a futuristic city proposed in Saudi Arabia that will be funded with $500 billion from the Islamic kingdom.
Sanders also recently accepted a job with Fox News, a network that was once considered reliably conservative but has drifted left-ward considerably during Trump’s meteoric rise.
“Fox News has been the number one news organization in the country for 17 years running and I am beyond proud to join their incredible stable of on-air contributors in providing political insights and analysis,” Sanders said in a statement.
While Sanders may be shifting to the political center to bolster her own ambitions, President Trump is still very much in her corner. He wrote on Twitter after she left the administration that Sanders 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.”
“Trump loves her,” an insider told Politico. “He doesn’t love many people. He loves her. He loves her. She’s his girl.”