Reports Abound of Nielsen Threatening to Resign

Casey Dawson
May 14, 2018

He declined to say whether Nielsen had been treated fairly in the meeting, saying only, "We had a good Cabinet meeting", during a brief question-and-answer session in the White House Rose Garden. Two senior White House officials described Nielsen as upset after the meeting, but said they were unaware of such a letter or threats to resign.

President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 10, 2018, as he returns from nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md., following an evening trip to Elkhart, Ind., for a campaign rally. A recent target of the president has been a migrant caravan traveling from South America to the US border.

A caravan of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico seized the president's attention this spring, and in the weeks that followed he frequently asked Homeland Security for updates, administration officials said.

Trump, she told the Times, is "rightly frustrated that existing loopholes and the lack of congressional action have prevented this administration from fully securing the border".

Trump lashed out at his Cabinet, and Nielsen in particular, when told that the number of people arrested for illegally crossing the Mexico border topped 50,000 for the second consecutive month.

Nielsen battled back, one person said, telling Trump that laws limit some of what she could do to block the flow of undocumented immigrants. He repeatedly claimed credit for the fact that during his first year in office, illegal border crossings dropped to their lowest levels in decades. "I share his frustration", she said in a statement.

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The Post's account, headlined "Trump unloads on Homeland Security secretary in lengthy immigration tirade", adds the details that "Trump's tirade went on so long that many present began fidgeting in their seats and flashing grimaces", and that it lasted more than 30 minutes.

According to the New York Times' Maggie Haberman, Trump's dispute with Nielsen isn't just about policy - rather, it's part of a broader paranoid delusion about where his own DHS chief's loyalties truly lie.

Throughout the interview, Trump blamed Nielsen for what he said was collapse to fasten USA borders, " the newspaper mentioned the officials.

Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen had to explain to Trump that he didn't have the power to completely shut down the border. Nielsen recently worked with state governors to send contingents of National Guard troops to help secure the border after Trump called for them to do so.

The hot-button issue of immigration continues to be one of the President's biggest, and most controversial, talking points.

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.

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