Trump Completely Freaked Out at the Homeland Security Secretary – And the Reason is Horrible
Trump Lost a Talking Point – Then Lost His Cool
President Trump just can’t shake his obsession with the border wall. This week Trump dressed down Kirstjen Nielsen, his Homeland Security Secretary, for not securing our “porous borders”. In front of his entire Cabinet, Trump railed against the increasing rate of illegal immigrants crossing the United States border. Trump often likes to claim that illegal immigrant crossings decreased in his first year in office, and now with that talking point gone he is mad.
Some in the Cabinet members tried to calm Trump, explaining that many migrants are needed everyday to work in agriculture. This seemed to placate Trump briefly, but he quickly returned to his criticisms of border security.
President Trump wants to prosecute 100% percent of illegal border crossings, even if that will likely separate children from their families. Nielsen and others in the administration have balked at this idea, unwilling to jail children and break up families.
Nielsen has even reportedly drafted her letter of resignation, and is reportedly “miserable” at her post. And she’s not alone. Just look at the firings and resignations of Trump’s other Cabinet members.
Trump fired Rex W. Tillerson, his secretary of state, and then pushed out Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster. Then, Gary D. Cohn,economic adviser in the White House, and Hope Hicks, quit. Following this, Thomas P. Bossert, the president’s homeland security adviser, also quit.
It’s almost as if working for the Trump administration for any amount of time is a miserable experience. Even close friends of the president won’t work for him long term.
And therein lies the problem. If no competent or morally sound candidates can be found to fill these positions, the situation in the Trump White House will only get worse. Heck, I’m surprised there was someone in the Cabinet meeting who pushed back against prosecuting 100% of illegal border crossings. What happens when Cabinet meetings are nothing more than Trump ranting sessions?
Related: Furious Trump ‘Snapped’ At Hannity, Threatens To ‘Bench’ Giuliani – WH Spinning Out Of Control
Hopefully, Nielsen continues on as Homeland Security Secretary. It seems like she is actually sane, and a buffer to Trump’s more insane ideas about border security. After all, as she and other pointed out, the United States relies on migrant workers to work in the agricultural industry. These men and women do the jobs Americans just won’t, at a pay that is almost criminal. But, as usual Trump cannot see past the stamp of “illegal” long enough to realize this country simply wouldn’t be possible without them.