US President Donald Trump is prepared to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as early as this week, according to a report.
Citing several current and former White House officials, The Washington Post reported on Monday that President Trump has planned to oust Nielsen as soon as possible over her “lackluster performance” on immigration enforcement.
The officials told the Post that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is struggling to keep Nielsen on her post and attempting to postpone Trump’s decision. Kelly has reportedly defended her for months.
According to the officials, this week Trump canceled a scheduled trip with the Homeland Security secretary to visit American troops at the border and said that he wants to get rid of her.
Trump has complained for months about what her job performance and is reportedly looking for a person who will implement his controversial immigration policy.
During cabinet meetings, Trump…