President Trump is reportedly preparing to remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen within the next few weeks and has already begun telling aides about the plan. Five current and former White House officials cited by The Washington Post late Monday said the president canceled an upcoming trip with Nielsen to visit U.S. troops at the border and told aides he wants her gone as soon as possible. The two have reportedly butted heads for months, with Trump said to be complaining about what he sees as Nielsen’s poor immigration enforcement and Nielsen confiding in colleagues that she’s unhappy in the job, according to the Post. While Chief of Staff John Kelly is reportedly fighting to keep Nielsen on, his own future in the administration is in question, three White House aides told the Post. Trump could reportedly announce Nielsen’s departure as early as this week.
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