White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has announced she is resigning her post to return to Arkansas. 

ABC News reports Ms. Sanders made the announcement Thursday that she intends to step down after serving Donald trump for three years.

"It's one of the greatest jobs I could ever have," she said. "I have loved every minute, even the hard minutes."

The president praised her, tweeting that she was a "special person" with "extraordinary talents."

"Looking at the West Wing now and looking at the president's senior staff," ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl said, "I don't see anybody else outside of family -- Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner -- who is as important and significant an adviser over the past several months."

Analysts and observers of the administration speculate that Ms. Sanders may opt for a political career, perhaps a run for the governorship of Arkansas, a post held by her father, Mike Huckabee.

[Source: ABC News]