Sarah Sanders' Final Tweets as Press Secretary Mocked by Ted Lieu, Rosie O'Donnell and Others

In one of her last posts on the official Press Secretary Twitter account, outgoing White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she was preparing to leave the West Wing with her "head held high" and called the opportunity to serve the Trump administration the "privilege of a lifetime." Some on Twitter jumped at this final opportunity to criticize those claims.

"It's been the honor and privilege of a lifetime to work with President [Donald Trump] and his amazing team the last three and a half years," the outgoing press secretary said. "You're the best. Thank you!"

Sanders, whose last day was Friday, attached a photograph showing a room full of White House staff surrounding her as Trump appeared to give a speech. Like many of Sanders' posts, her online farewell soon racked up thousands of negative comments that pilloried her tenure as press secretary. At least one of them came from an elected official.

"I can't tell if she's lying. Can you?" wrote US. Rep Ted Lieu, of California.

"You both suck," wrote Rosie O'Donnell, whom Trump has repeatedly mocked and ridiculed.

All told, the post garnered more 150,000 likes and more than 35,000 comments, a heft of which took aim at Sanders' myriad scandals and controversies.

"You admitted to federal prosecutors that you lied to the American people," wrote journalist Soledad O'Brien. "Do not hold your head high, but hang it in shame." (O'Brien was likely referencing a passage in the Mueller Report, which detailed Sanders telling investigators that she made comments to the press and public "not founded in anything" shortly after the firing of FBI director James Comey.)

Among the other popular responses to Sanders' tweet include: "History will not be kind to you," "good riddance" and a bounty of comments including explicit and profane language.

Still, scores more wished her well, resulting in a comments section that reflected the divisiveness of the administration she served. "Keep that head high and keep up the good fight," wrote GOP National Spokesperson Elizabeth Harrington. "You will be dearly missed, but great things still to come!"

Sanders, who announced her resignation earlier this month, will be replaced by Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump.

Back in December 2018, Sanders said at the sixth annual Women Rule Summit that she wanted to be remembered for doing the "best job that I could do to answer questions, to be transparent and honest throughout that process."

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted this farewell photo on June 28, 2019 to commemorate her last day serving the Trump administration. Twitter/@PressSec
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