White House press secretary Sarah Sanders will leave her position at the end of the month, capping a tumultuous tenure as the President's chief spokeswoman in which she largely redefined the position.
He also thanked for her "for a job well done!"
I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas - she would be fantastic.
There is no word on who will succeed Sanders as press secretary.
Mrs Sanders has been a fierce defender of the president, famously saying that God "wanted Donald Trump to become president".
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"We've been through a lot together and she's tough, but she's good", Trump said at the event Thursday. She has not held a "daily" press briefing in 94 days.
Several other press and communications officials have recently left the White House, where the president's mercurial nature has often made it hard to speak with authority on his behalf.
Sanders is married to pollster and strategist Bryan Chatfield Sanders, with whom she shares three children.
"Frankly, I think my credibility is probably higher than the media's", she said". She has lasted longer in that role than any of Trump's previous mouthpieces.
"As far as I know, I'm the first press secretary in the history of the United States that's required Secret Service protection", Sanders said.