Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
World News | By Joan Terry

DHS Sec. Was 'Close' To Resigning Over Trump Tantrum, Hasn't Done So

DHS Sec. Was 'Close' To Resigning Over Trump Tantrum, Hasn't Done So

At the meeting, both Nielsen and Attorney General Jeff Sessions tried in vain to explain to Donald Trump that the federal government can not completely shut down the border.

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

"Honduras, Mexico and many other countries that the U.S.is very generous to, sends many of their people to our country through our WEAK IMMIGRATION POLICIES".

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 Trump administration, under US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, has moved to revoke this special status and to expel tens of thousands of protected immigrants. "I share his frustration". A recent target of the president has been a migrant caravan traveling from South America to the US border. "The Secretary is hard at work today on the President's security-focused agenda". They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose private conversations.

President Trump and Nielsen have "clashed for weeks about his belief that more should be done to secure the border". 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. The president has told friends that he believes chief of staff John Kelly, with whom he has a strained relationship, foisted his deputy Nielsen upon him, according to two of the people, complaining that he didn't know what he was getting.

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The New York Times reported that Trump lashed out at Nielsen at the meeting Wednesday, accusing her of failing to improve border security. 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.

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.

"You can't allow people to pour into our country like they're doing", Trump 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 is now frustrated lately on growing numbers of illegal border crossings right after a drop throughout his first 12 months in office, " the Times explained, citing several officers.

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