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Here’s Why Trump And Nielsen Parted Ways

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced her resignation Sunday evening after months of President Donald Trump’s dissatisfaction with her handling of the crisis at the U.S. southern border.

Trump all but fired Nielsen after a heated exchange at the White House over whether she was expending all possible resources in dealing with the flow of thousands of migrants across the U.S.-Mexico border, two sources tell The Daily Caller. Nielsen presented a variety of policy options to Trump, but he ultimately felt that none of them rose to the appropriate response-level and asked her to submit her resignation.