Monday Mar 27, 2023

MSNBC’s Symone Sanders Shares the Advice Kamala Harris Gave … – PEOPLE


Whereas her departure from the Biden administration in 2022 was met with some shock, MSNBC host Symone Sanders-Townsfinish says it wasn’t with out the assist of her then-boss, Vice chairman Kamala Harris.

“She is so encouraging,” Sanders-Townsfinish said in an interview on The Sherri Shephard Current Thursday. “Critically she is about her enterprise, okay. She wants the work to get carried out And There is a time for laughs and a time for work so she Might be very critical Regarding the work And that is one factor I take with me now to the job I do.”

Sanders-Townsfinish, who left her position as a senior adviser and the chief spokayesparticular person for Harris to host a weekfinish program and a show on Peacock, said that Harris gave her “good suggestion” earlier than she left politics for tv.

“She said, ‘You will Have The power to do somefactor You should do, Do not let anyone Inform you no. You’ve labored for the Belongings You’d like. Do You’d like to want to a show, go get a show,'” Sanders-Townsfinish, 33, recalled.

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“I sat down with Rashida Jones, the president of MSNBC, a Black woman, who said, ‘What Sort of show would You’d like to have?'” Sanders-Townsfinish informed Shepherd. “It is As a Outcome of of Rashida who valued my voice that I’ve The prospect to do the news every Saturday and Sunday.”

Now a quantity of months into internet hosting Symone on MSNBC, Sanders-Townsfinish nonetheless thinks fondly of her time working with Vice chairman Harris and President Joe Biden.

It was superb,” she informed Shepherd. “I used to be the senior adviser in his advertising campaign and when he chosen then-Senator Harris as his working mate, I additionally acquired The prospect to journey Collectively with her, so I acquired to know her very properly.”

Sanders-Townsfinish said she was “honored” when Harris requested her To hitch the administration as her spokayesparticular person Partially As a Outcome of of historic significance of the position.

“I used to be very honored when she requested me By way of the transition To return on as her spokayesparticular person Because you understand, like she is The primary woman, Black vice president of America of America On the earth,” she said. “The world views her through the prism of the media. It was utterly superb.”

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She admits There have been challenges, however all in all, “it was An unimaginable expertise.”

“I acquired to drive As a lot As a Outcome of the White House Daily,” she said. “I went through the gate, okay? It was actually superb. It wAs a Outcome of the respect of a lifetime. I On A daily basis Desired to work On the White House And dealing for the vice president was actually, like Daily it was my first expert expertise going Proper into a room the place the particular person in cost was somebody who Appeared like me.”

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Sanders-Townsfinish introduced she was leaving her position with the White House in December 2021, writing in a notice to staff: “I am so grateful to the VP for her vote of confidence from the very starting and The prospect to see what Might be unburdened by what has been. I am grateful for [Harris’ chief of staff] Tina [Flournoy] and her management and her confidence as properly.”


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