Huckabee Sanders: I Say 'God Help Me' Before Every Briefing

October 22, 2017

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders revealed she says "a little prayer of God help me" each day before walking into the briefing room during an interview on "Fox News Sunday."

Dana Perino, a former White House press secretary herself, mentioned she would say a prayer of "thanks and gratitude" as she would arrive at the building each morning. Sanders, speaking about her job taking questions as the Trump administration's chief spokesperson, expressed both love for the job and said there was hostility from the press she has never seen.

"I’ve always said if I ever walk into the building and I'm not in awe of being here and being part of it, then I've been here too long and it's time to go," Sanders said. "Thankfully, I still feel a sense of reverence every time I step into the building, certainly every time I step into the briefing room. And I hope I never lose that."

"I also say a little prayer of 'God help me' every day right before walking into that room," she added.

Asked if the tensions the press have with the administrations are overstated, Sanders cheerfully said, "No."

"There’s always going to be tension between whatever administration is in place at that time with the White House press corps," Sanders said. "I do think there is a heightened tension certainly between this administration and the press ... I've been around press and worked in politics my entire life and I've never experienced the level of hostility that I think we see day to day."