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Sun Apr 7, 2019, 06:41 PM

Trump says DHS Secretary Nielsen leaving

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Source: CNN

By Priscilla Alvarez, Jake Tapper, Jim Acosta and Jeremy Diamond, CNN

Updated 6:24 PM ET, Sun April 7, 2019

(CNN)Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of Homeland Security who has become a face of President Donald Trump's hardline immigration push, is leaving the administration, President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Sunday afternoon.

"Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service," Trump said on Twitter.

"I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary for @DHSgov. I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!" Trump continued.

Senior administration officials told CNN that Nielsen had a 5 p.m. meeting at the White House with Trump where she was planning to discuss with him the immigration and border issues and a path forward. She had no intention of resigning, according to one of the sources, but rather was going there with an agenda.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/07/politics/kirstjen-nielsen-homeland-security/index.html



Caught this live - everybody on CNN shocked!

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Reply Trump says DHS Secretary Nielsen leaving (Original post)
csziggy Apr 2019 OP
catrose Apr 2019 #1
Lindsay Apr 2019 #2
csziggy Apr 2019 #4
no_hypocrisy Apr 2019 #3
ProudLib72 Apr 2019 #5
machoneman Apr 2019 #6
no_hypocrisy Apr 2019 #11
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2019 #7
riversedge Apr 2019 #8
Maxheader Apr 2019 #9
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2019 #10
Yonnie3 Apr 2019 #12

Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 06:46 PM

1. I'd be happier if I didn't think that anyone else that he appointns would be worse

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 06:47 PM

2. I'll bet Jake Tapper was particularly shocked.

He tweeted an hour or so ago that a White House source told him Nielsen was bringing an agenda to the meeting and wasn't resigning.

Oopsie.

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Response to Lindsay (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 06:50 PM

4. Whichever CNN talking head was at the WH was amazed

He'd just covered Trump's tweet which said Nielsen was "leaving" then she came out with the announcement that she had resigned.

I'm not sure who it was - I was busy and only partly listening until the announcement came out. Plus I don't often watch CNN - but MSNBC had Meet the Press on...

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 06:49 PM

3. She was sacked.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 06:57 PM

5. But why? That's the question

1. Rump blamed her for all the bad press.
2. She shunted bad press onto Rump and the WH.
3. She did something far worse that we don't know about yet.

I worry about #3.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 07:01 PM

6. Hey, welcome to Trump world!

She was told she was weak, ineffective, a man could do the job better, she sucked at it, etc. etc. etc.!

Boy, I do hope that based upon the movement to warn big firms not to hire Nazis like her applies!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 07:54 PM

11. If you watched "The Apprentice,"

you'll note that the crescendo is at the end of each "episode" where Trump intones "You're fired!" And you'll also note that he can't articulate a valid reason other than "I've decided you had to go". Same thing here IMO.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 07:02 PM

7. Duplicate right below in LBN column.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 07:07 PM

8. She was upset that Trump was cutting aid to countries.....


I had heard this a few days ago. She believed we needed more aid--to help solve the exodus from these countries.
She is right about this, if nothing else.


...........The source notes Trump's frustration with the current asylum laws, and his desire for individuals who work for the administration to just stop Central American asylum seekers from entering the United States, contrary to the law.


https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/07/politics/kirstjen-nielsen-homeland-security/index.html

The departure comes just days after Trump suddenly withdrew the nomination of Ron Vitiello for Immigration and Customs Enforcement director, blindsiding the Department of Homeland Security and the Hill. Nielsen was unaware what was happening until after the nomination had been pulled, a person familiar with the news said. The announcement Sunday also follows plans to cut aid to some Central American countries, marking a sudden reversal after Nielsen had days earlier visited Honduras to sign a regional compact agreement with Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

Nielsen has had a tumultuous tenure that saw Trump steadily ramping up pressure on his team to execute his immigration promises, which he believes is the single driving issue for his base of political supporters.

Trump has vented privately that Nielsen hasn't adequately secured the border or enacted stricter immigration rules, even as she became the face of policies that administration critics called heartless and illegal.

In recent weeks, administration officials have been sounding the alarm over the increase in migrants at the southern border, underscoring the change in demographics as one of the reasons for the host of challenges they're facing. McAleenan said late last month that the US was on pace to encounter more than 100,000 migrants in March alone, making it "the highest month since 2008."
"Right now, we have an emergency on our hands. We need to treat it as such," Nielsen told Chris Cuomo on CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time" Thursday. Nielsen, who served in President George W. Bush's administration, never overcame internal skepticism about her allegiance to Trump. She joined the administration as chief of staff to John Kelly, who was Trump's first Homeland Security secretary.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 07:12 PM

9. There is no "I" in team cheetox...


Thats why your 'appointees' keep fleeing...

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 07:27 PM

10. So who's her replacement?

Stephen Miller the pencil neck Nazi?

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 08:01 PM

12. Locking ...

This is a duplicate of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142299719
Please continue discussion there.

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