Though his post-Oval Office public appearances have been relatively few in number, former President Donald Trump never fails to generate excitement when he does decide to step out.
Such was the case this weekend when Trump paid a surprise visit to a campaign event held in support of former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, who is currently running to become the governor of Arkansas, as the Washington Examiner reported.
The happy occasion was documented in a tweet posted Sunday by Sanders which featured a photo of the pair:
Great weekend on the campaign trail featuring a surprise appearance at one of my events by President Trump! pic.twitter.com/mn81i9AbsU
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) March 15, 2021
Sanders, 38, who left her White House post back in 2019, announced her gubernatorial run in January of this year, according to Politico, and raised an impressive $1 million dollars in the first four days that followed, the Washington Examiner noted.
During the launch of her campaign, Sanders touted her credentials of having “been tested under fire, successfully managing one crisis after another” while at the White House, telling prospective voters that she successfully “took on the media, the radical left and their cancel culture.”
In contrast to many others who served in the Trump administration, Sanders has maintained close ties to the former president, receiving his full backing immediately upon announcing her candidacy, as the Examiner reported.
Trump held nothing back in his support of his former press secretary, calling her “a warrior who will always fight for the people of Arkansas and do what is right, not what is politically correct,” adding:
Sarah is strong on Borders, tough on Crime, and fully supports the Second Amendment and our great law enforcement officers.
She loves our Military and Veterans – and her home state of Arkansas.
Sarah will be a GREAT Governor, and she has my Complete and Total Endorsement.
Time will tell whether Trump’s support will bolster Sanders’ prospects in what is shaping up to be a tough primary battle against current Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson.