Chief of Homeland Security drafted resignation letter after Trump scolded her
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Does President Trump have a snowflake in his administration?
After calling out his Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, during a recent cabinet meeting, Nielson reportedly drafted her resignation letter and was getting ready to walk.
As we all know, one of Trump’s major promises during his campaign was to get our borders secured.
More than a year into the administration, Trump expected his cabinet members responsible for the borders to get the job done.
Nielsen, who is the protégé of Trump’s chief of staff, John Kelly, is one of these with most of that responsibility on her desk.
The 20,000 plus employees in Immigrations and Customs Enforcement all fall under her department.
Unnamed sources at the meeting said Trump went on a long tirade over border control, specifically calling out Nielson for the problem.
Apparently, Nielson did not appreciate being yelled at and was ready to call it quits after the meeting.
However, it would appear after things cooled down, she understood why Trump was so upset.
According to reports, though, Nielson felt that she could not continue in her role if Trump thought she was ineffective at her job.
The reason Trump lost his cool was because he does not think DHS is being aggressive enough taking measures to lock down the borders.
Trump wants the family separation policy moved forward to deter families with small children to cross the border illegally.
After the rumors started to fly about Nielson resigning, the Homeland Secretary released a statement saying Trump was “rightfully frustrated that existing loopholes and the lack of congressional action have prevented this administration from fully securing the border.”
Now, that does not sound like someone that was going to resign, does it?
That sentiment was further backup up DHS spokesman Tyler Q. Houlton, who said the resignation story was flat out “false.”