Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielson resigned on Sunday evening after a meeting with President Trump. Nielson and Trump reportedly weren’t seeing eye to eye on how to move forward with border security. The New York Times (@NYTimes) published part of Nielson’s resignation letter
“I have determined that it is the right time for me to step aside. I hope that the next Secretary will have the support of Congress and the courts in fixing the laws which have impeded our ability to fully secure America’s borders and which have contributed to discord in our nation’s discourse.”
Nielson has come under fire by the public and members of Congress for her child separation policy. The Trump Administration didn’t believe Nielson’s policy was strict enough. Ms. Nielson reportedly went to the White House on Sunday hoping to meet in an attempt to submit a plan for a “way forward.” She reportedly walked into the meeting with a list of things that needed to change in order for her to improve her relationship with the president. Instead of an agreement for a “way forward”, Ms. Nielson walked out of the meeting the same way Ned Stark walked out of his meeting with Joffrey Lannister. Ms. Nielson said she planned to stay on the job until Wednesday to help with the “transition.” In a tweet, Trump said that former Commissioner Of Customs & Border Protection, Kevin McAleenan would take over as acting Secretary to replace Ms. Nielson. Nielson’s departure was reported as a resignation. It’s more likely that she was canned. Trump and Nielson’s tumultuous history goes back to almost the time she got the job. An article by NEWSWEEK reported that Trump allegedly, used to call Nielson on the phone early in the morning to berate her about her handling of the situation at the border. Looks like that will be one less phone call she will have to fret about receiving in the future.