DHS Secretary Nielsen Resigns After Meeting With Trump

Liberals are having a field day with the news of another resignation from the Trump administration.

They equate it to Trump running a dysfunctional family when the exact opposite is true.

Trump is trying hard to fix decades of bad politics and bad policies and he is right to demand that his Cabinet people share his agenda and comply with his demands as President.

He conducted his business life the same way and no one can argue that he wasn’t a successful businessman.

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He is trying to fix a broken nation with the same methods he used to build a business empire and not everyone is cut out to follow his way of doing things.

Fox News – Nielsen resigns as DHS secretary after White House meeting with Trump – President Trump announced Sunday afternoon that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen “will be leaving her position” after 16 months in the job.

Trump also announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will replace Nielsen as acting secretary, tweeting: “I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!”

Nielsen tweeted Sunday evening that she had submitted her resignation and added: “Its [sic] been an honor of a lifetime to serve with the brave men and women of @DHSgov. I could not be prouder of and more humbled by their service, dedication, and commitment to keep our country safe from all threats and hazards.” She included an image of a resignation letter to Trump in which she wrote: “Despite our progress in reforming homeland security for a new age, I have determined that it is the right time for me to step aside.” …

One of the reasons cited for Nielsen’s resignation is that her background in cyber security did not equate to border security and that Trump wanted someone with more border experience, like Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan, who has been Commissioner of the US Customs and Border Protection.

If that is the case, then was it a mistake in making Nielsen the DHS Secretary in the first place?

Not really, since part of DHS responsibility includes cyber security and after the issues with Russia and the election and China’s cyber-espionage, Nielsen was a good fit.

It’s just that now, DHS is in more need of a border person to head the department.

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