Homeland Security Chief Was Close To Resigning After Trump Tirade

Homeland Security Chief Was Close To Resigning After Trump Tirade

President Donald Trump reportedly exploded at his Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during a cabinet meeting and berated her for failing to adequately secure the nation's borders.

A report from the New York Times claimed that Nielsen even wrote a letter of resignation after the outburst, but has not submitted it.

Trump's outburst was not only aimed at Nielsen, according to the Times, but the entire cabinet for not making enough progress in stopping illegal immigration and ensuring border security.

When White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about the meeting, she responded simply, "the president is committed to fixing our broken immigration system and our porous borders".

She added that there was some credence to Trump's frustration, citing "loopholes" and "lack of congressional inaction" that have prevented tougher border laws.

Homeland Security spokesman Tyler Houlton posted on Twitter that the report is not accurate and Nielsen was not close to resigning.




Trump won the 2016 election largely on his promise to crack down on illegal immigration and build a wall that would totally shut down the flow of immigrants. "The Secretary is hard at work today on the President's security-focused agenda".

Donald Trump threw a 30-minute tantrum when he was told that the federal government doesn't have the authority to completely shut down the US border, a new report claims. For several weeks, Trump had advocated for the separation policy as a method to discourage border crossings, sources said to The Times.

"We should fold all of the TPS people that have been here for a considerable period of time and find a way for them to be on a path to citizenship", Kelly, one of President Donald Trump's top aides, said in an interview.

Nielsen also released a statement in wake of the incident where she said she shared the president's frustrations but didn't exactly deny the fact she penned her resignation. The president's anger was stoked by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who remarked that the Department of Homeland Security could just arrest people at the border, the source said. But Trump has made little progress on building the wall, and a new report from Vox claimed that Trump failed to understand even basics about what the US government can do regarding border entries.

Trump considers Nielsen as well as different DHS officers ' are resisting directives that parents are separated from their children when people cross illegally in the united states of america, to discourage them from entering, the newspaper stated, citing the officers. When members of his Cabinet pointed out that the country relies on day laborers who cross the border each day, Trump said that was fine, but continued to complain, one person said.

During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump fervently pushed for immigration reform by outlining bold plans, including the construction of a massive wall stretching across the US-Mexico border.

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