Sanders posted a photo of the visit on social media late Sunday.
“Another great weekend on the campaign trail featuring a surprise appearance at one of my events by President Trump!” she wrote on Twitter.
Sanders served as Trump’s White House press secretary until June 2019. She joined the Fox News Channel as a paid, on-air contributor in September 2019. In January, a Fox News Media spokesperson confirmed that her contributor agreement with the network has been terminated.
Trump has supported Sanders in her run for Arkansas governor saying she will “always fight” for the people of the state and “do what is right.”
“Sarah is strong on Borders, tough on Crime, and fully supports the Second Amendment and our great law enforcement officers,” Trump said in a statement. “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!”
She was widely encouraged to run by Trump since her White House departure in June 2019.
Sanders, 38, was born on Aug. 13, 1982, in Hope, Ark., the same town where former President Bill Clinton was born in 1946. The daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sanders would create something of an Arkansas political dynasty should she win.
Sanders seeks to replace current GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who is barred by term limits from running for reelection next year.