Former White House press secretary Dana Perino recently commented on the success that current press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has shown in dealing with grueling reporters day-in and day-out. Perino, who was the first Republican woman to serve as White House press secretary, is currently a host on Fox News.
She was interviewed by Business Insider’s podcast, “Success! How I Did It.” During the interview, she praised Sanders’ ability to tackle just about any scenario thrown at her.
“I never suggest a press secretary, whoever they are, to do something differently. We have an interesting — I call it a fraternity of former press secretaries. You will be very hard pressed to find any press secretary criticizing another… Partly because you just know what it’s like to be up there and, you know, walk a mile in her shoes before you criticise. But that said, I think [Sarah Sanders] is doing great. She’s the first working mother to have the job. That’s a big difference. She’s got three little ones under the age of five.”
Sarah is incredible at her job.The fact that she is able to constantly take control of a room of argumentative reporters is unbelievable. Not only is she good at her job, but she is a loving mother of three children. On Halloween, the White House even showed video of Sarah, her husband, and her three children greeting President Trump and Melania during the White House trick-or-treat event.
Perino’s advice to Sarah is to keep showing more of her personal side:
“Share the personal side of your life in your job. … Being a mom is definitely a plus in this job. It helps you be more empathetic regarding the big policy decisions that are being made by the president.”
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