Kirstjen Nielsen was forced out as DHS secretary: reports

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WASHINGTON – Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was forced out of the position, according to multiple news.

Bloomberg reported that the president met with Nielsen early Sunday evening and asked her to resign.

One former White House official told The Post that she was “no doubt” pushed out of the job, which she’s held since December 2017.

The president has become increasingly angry over the number of migrants from central American countries coming over the US’s southern border, with many of them trying to apply for asylum in the United States.

Trump’s frustrations were placed on Nielsen’s head, the Washington Post reported.

Trump had already indicated that he was looking for “tougher” individuals to handle immigration. Last week, the president abruptly yanked the nomination of Ronald Vitiello, who was to lead Immigration and Custom Enforcement. “We want to go in a tougher direction,” Trump said.

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