Sarah Sanders, Raj Shah planning to depart the White House


Citing sources in the administration, CBS News reported Sanders had told friends she plans to leave the Trump administration by the end of this year.

CBS reported that Sanders and principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah were looking to exit the White House.

Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz said Thursday a CBS News report on White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders planning her departure was "weirdly speculative". Shah "has not yet settled on an exact date" as to when he will leave. Before her, Sean Spicer held the position for 182 days before leaving.

Sanders responded to the story on Twitter.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders hit back Wednesday night against reports that she was considering leaving her role. She told her followers, Does @CBSNEWS know something I don't about my plans and my future?

"That's not what I said", she replied.

Over the course of the Trump administration, the White House has consolidated its workforce, eliminating jobs and assigning multiple portfolios of responsibility to individual staffers.

These positions may never be filled, based on the administration's history.

The biggest concern over such a high turnover rate is the fact that nobody stays long enough to learn the job and do it well. "I think the country's looks pretty good, and I'm glad to be a part of that process and I'm going to continue to do my job".