Arkansas – Donald Trump held a campaign event for his old press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at Mar-a-Lago on Friday to endorse her gubernatorial run in Arkansas.
The former president, who has been seldom seen since leaving office and being banned from social media, appeared before a cheering crowd to endorse Sanders.
He praised her and boasted about how he won Arkansas ‘by so much’ in 2016 and 2020.
‘A special woman, this was so easy for me. This has to be the easiest endorsement that I made,’ he said.
President Trump speaking on Friday at a campaign event at Mar-a-Lago to endorse Sarah Huckabee Sanders, his old press secretary, as the next governor of Arkansas
Donald Trump endorsing Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday at Mar-a-Lago
‘You’re going to be a great governor. The governor got involved the other night in something that was quite controversial for him to handle.
‘That was not situation but he is not a good friend of the people in my opinion. I don’t think he was a good friend ever.
‘But you are going to be the greatest governor of that incredible state. I tell you, I won it by so much.
‘Sarah said, “the people love you.”
After the event, she thanked him for hosting it on social media. ‘Thank you President Trump for hosting an amazing event for my campaign last night!’ she said.
Trump kissed Sanders before taking to the mic to greet the crowd
Earlier this week, Trump sent out an email throwing his weight behind Sanders. Trump has rarely been seen or heard from since he left office in January.
He is banned from Twitter and videos of him speaking have been scrubbed from Facebook.
Sanders launched her campaign in January. She served with Trump from 2017 until 2019, replacing Sean Spicer as Trump’s press secretary before becoming an adviser.
On Thursday, Trump emailed a statement to subscribers to endorse Sanders and trash the current governor of Arkansas.
He said Gov. Asa Hutchinson ‘supported the chemical castration of children’ because he vetoed a bill banning hormone treatment for transgender children.
‘Asa Hutchinson, the lightweight RINO Governor of Arkansas, just vetoed a Bill that banned the CHEMICAL CASTRATION OF CHILDREN.
‘Fortunately for the Great State of Arkansas, Sarah Huckabee Sanders will do a fantastic job as your next governor.
‘Bye-bye Asa,’ that’s the end of him!’ he added.