Kirstjen Nielsen who has been a frequent target of Trump’s wrath has resigned which clears the way for shutting down the southern border.
Paula Reid of CBS reported:
JUST IN: Two US officials tell @CBSNews DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen meeting with President Trump at 5pm, expected to resign.
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) April 7, 2019
But nothing is definite yet:
Nielsen meeting in WH residence with POTUS. Multiple WH aides say they expect she leave, but say they've seen versions of this script with her and POTUS before and are waiting to see outcome of meeting before saying anything definitive.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 7, 2019
Trump officially tweeted her departure:
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2019
Neilsen has been a frequent target of Trump’s rage because she won’t close the southern border. Closing the border has been pushed to the front of the news again by Trump, but the president has been trying to close the border down for almost a year, and one of his many points of anger with the DHS Secretary is that she won’t shut down the border and wreck the US economy.
Neilsen’s resignation means that Trump is going to find a new Homeland Security Secretary who will carry out his extremist immigration policies. The closing of the border is back on the table, as Trump’s immigration policies are about to get even more bigoted and extreme.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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