Live: Trump rally in Orlando

Jared Kushner and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders wait for the arrival of President Trump and first lady Melania Trump at Orlando International Airport on June 18, 2019.
Jared Kushner and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders wait for the arrival of President Trump and first lady Melania Trump at Orlando International Airport on June 18, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump appeared to again break from prepared remarks to recognize outgoing press secretary Sarah Sanders, who tweeted earlier today that this was her last trip aboard Air Force One as a member of the White House staff. 

“My only special interest is you — I don’t have a special interest, I don’t care. And by the way, by the way, a woman who has been so good so talented so wonderful and we’re sort of going to be losing, I have a feeling she’s going to be running for a certain gubernatorial position,” Trump said

He continued: “But a woman who’s a special woman, and her father, by the way, he’s out there fighting for us all the time, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.” 

Trump then beckoned her to the stage for brief remarks, where she appeared to receive the biggest applause of the evening. 

Her voice appearing to crack, Sanders called it the “honor of a lifetime” and said she had the opportunity to sit on “front row of history and watch you drastically change our country for the better.” 

She told the crowd she will spend time with her kids but will continue to be a strong voice for the administration. 

“We’re gonna miss her,” he said as he re-took the podium, calling Sanders a “warrior.”

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