Trump offers his 'total endorsement' of Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Arkansas governor
Sarah Sanders speaks at a White House briefing (CNN/screen grab)

President Donald Trump made his first post-presidency political endorsement on Monday as he settles into retirement in Florida.

Trump endorsed his former press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, for governor of Arkansas.

"Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a warrior who will always fight for the people of Arkansas and do what is right, not what is politically correct," Trump said in a statement issued by his political action committee.

"Sarah is strong on Borders, tough on Crime, and fully supports the Second Amendment and our great law enforcement officers," Trump said in his statement which resembled the types of endorsements he gave on Twitter before his lifetime suspension.

Her father, Mike Huckabee, served as Arkansas governor from 1996 until 2007.