Homeland Security secretary leaves the Trump administration

President Trump announced in a tweet that Kirstjen Nielson is leaving his administration, two days after she appeared with him at the southern border.
2:59 | 04/07/19

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We have breaking news from the White House tonight Homeland Security secretary QC Nielsen is out of a job. The president confirm unit tweet that she's leaving the administration. A personnel move that comes two days after Nielsen appeared right there with president trump at the border in California let's get right to -- Paul Mary at the White House tonight. Tonight president Thompson battled Homeland Security secretary cures to Nielsen is out. In administration shake up coming as the president ratchets up his rhetoric on immigration. This program. This ask them. Our country is full. Nielsen's departure on the heels of another change the president withdrew the nomination of Ron Beattie LO for the director of immigration and customs enforcement. Runs a good guy norm well stood a good job. But we may just go a different way little bit tougher. Nielsen tasked with defending the administration's stance is on immigration. Coming under fire for its controversial Stanley separation policy. I'd like to thank secretary meals. The big hit. Just Friday Nielsen traveling with the president of the California Mexico border with you that. The president touring a two mile strip of thirty foot steel flat. A long planned replacement of fourteen foot fencing to great wall headed looks mighty at least and answered that trip coming just one week after he threatened to close the southern border completely. Amid a surge of migrant crossing. And terrible mayor joins us now live from the White House terror the president and Nielsen were meeting their tonight and the the president has undercut her in the past. It seems by this point he was now fed up. That's right Tom president trump has said that he wanted eight tougher immigration policy at the border and my wife White House officials tell me. That he was becoming increasingly frustrated with Nielsen and blamed her for the surge in border crossings. Now at a time when the president says that their if a crisis at the border. We have acting secretary in three of the apartments in a vault in Border Patrol at interior defense. And I'll Department of Homeland Security Tom. And terra the president also announcing via Twitter that the commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection can enact a lean and will now take over in the temporary basis. That's right Tom. President trump has named Matt to leaning into eight. Acting role meaning that it is not permit is temporary until teen names eight replacement who will need to be confirmed by the senate. Back lean and it's a long time Border Patrol officer Tom. Terrible American I would that major news out of the White House Tara thank you.

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