Homeland Security Secretary had no intention of resigning during her 5 p.m. EST meeting with President Donald Trump, but shortly after arriving, news leaked to CBS that she was out.
According to CNN, Trump is frustrated with current asylum laws and has worked to find ways to bar anyone from Latin American coming into the United States. He's already attempted to supersede Congress and fund his border wall using a national emergency declaration. While at the US/Mexico border Friday, Trump reportedly told border patrol officers to stop allowing people into the country altogether.
The president's absurd policies on the border reached a new level, according to CNN.
"A senior administration official also telling CNN that Secretary Nielsen, 'believed the situation was becoming untenable with the president becoming increasingly unhinged about the border crisis and making unreasonable and even impossible requests,'" quoted host Ana Cabrara.
But MSNBC host Kasie Hunt refused to let Nielsen escape blame. During her Sunday opening segment, Hunt asked if becoming the face of Trump's family separation policy was "worth it."
Read the full list of attack tweets about Nielsen below:
@SarahBurris Hey @SecNielsen - Don’t let the Trump admin revolving door hit you in the tuchas.— Nancy Levine (@Nancy Levine)1554682804.0
Kirstjen Nielsen was horrible as Secretary of Homeland Security. She's horrible as a human being and should have be… https://t.co/1YJ0LBG7cz— Caroline Orr Bueno (@Caroline Orr Bueno)1554676419.0
I am well past the point of devoting energy to the transitional events in the Trump Admin’s uninterrupted terriblen… https://t.co/zoGWKaaW9T— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1554679631.0
You can be happy about Kirstjen Nielsen being canned and horrified about who might be put in her place. The two aren't mutually exclusive.— (((Charles Young))) (@(((Charles Young))))1554682232.0
Never forget that Kirstjen Nielsen blamed the death of a 7-year-old migrant girl in U.S. custody on her family. Th… https://t.co/yg6B6Ov7b8— Denizcan James (@Denizcan James)1554679171.0
She should be in fucking prison along with anyone else involved in these crimes masquerading as policy RT… https://t.co/RXfxRVtHuD— John Cusack (@John Cusack)1554673867.0
Kirstjen Nielsen—who separated thousands of refugee children from their families—and made no plan to ever reunite t… https://t.co/HjiB8kt1aC— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1554675130.0
If this were a TWILIGHT ZONE episode, Kirstjen Nielsen would wake up in a small cage with Latin American children o… https://t.co/wMY68NtZjo— Harold Itzkowitz (@Harold Itzkowitz)1554676302.0
Possible replacements for Kirstjen Nielsen... - Tomi Lahren - Dean Cain - An AR-15 - A Golden Swastika - A Hefty b… https://t.co/nWe7Fujz6U— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1554673020.0
Live shot of my reaction to the news that Kirstjen Nielsen is being forced to resign. https://t.co/Jk1szFxKwQ— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool)1554672796.0
Tough statement from House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson. “Hampered by misstep after misstep, Kirstjen… https://t.co/znmfEAdpth— Manu Raju (@Manu Raju)1554676897.0
Kirstjen Nielsen should have to wait two years before being able to spend more time with her family.— Gabe Ortíz (@Gabe Ortíz)1554680231.0
Kirstjen Nielsen presided over the mass kidnapping and incarceration of children—human rights violations for which… https://t.co/sRPwvI07hr— Jamil Smith (@Jamil Smith)1554676755.0
I will legit make it my job to make Kirstjen Nielsen's life a living hell until ALL kids are reunited with their pa… https://t.co/631C7PRXLH— Xorje Olivares (@Xorje Olivares)1554673218.0
Stephen Miller and Donald Trump have pushed out DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen — whose resignation letter shows she… https://t.co/CAfsIvuxb0— Adam Best (@Adam Best)1554678051.0
Stephen Miller out-nazi'd DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in SURVIVOR: TRUMP WHITE HOUSE— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@Untucked with Jeremy Newberger)1554674069.0
I’ve learned not to completely celebrate the firing of horrible people like Kirstjen Nielsen because Trump historic… https://t.co/tCEeIqaKRq— Dana Goldberg (@Dana Goldberg)1554679420.0
Has Kirstjen Nielsen been indicted yet for thousands of counts of child abuse? Asking for America.— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1554675405.0
As we celebrate Kirstjen Nielsen leaving DHS, please remember that Trump wants to make Kris Kobach his “immigration… https://t.co/J9HC9B21dZ— Crusader for Justice 🇺🇸🇪🇺 (@Crusader for Justice 🇺🇸🇪🇺)1554679261.0
@CBSNews Kirstjen Nielsen will always be known as the woman who stood by and pretended nothing was happening as bab… https://t.co/xSCyinnUEu— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1554672967.0
As regards Kirstjen Nielsen, I can only say: Lock her up. Lock her up.— Rob Anderson 🇺🇸 (@Rob Anderson 🇺🇸)1554677339.0
Donald Trump put babies in cages. Kirstjen Nielsen did his dirty work. Donald Trump put babies in cages. Kirstjen N… https://t.co/0KuEl4lsxr— Michael Skolnik (@Michael Skolnik)1554673113.0
Kirstjen Nielsen is to be replaced with a swastika with googly eyes.— Mohanad Elshieky (@Mohanad Elshieky)1554679304.0
I want this to follow her until the end. Goodbye DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. This is your legacy. https://t.co/SKG7qAkqZU— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali)1554678542.0
Ironically DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is being separated from her White House family.— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@Untucked with Jeremy Newberger)1554674371.0
To those who sacrifice your reputations to Trump like @SecNielsen - you will be remembered for what you did there,… https://t.co/aI1twEWxRP— Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald (@Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald)1554678409.0
For what Kirstjen Nielsen has done at DHS, for the madness and cruelty she’s overseen, she deserves to be a pariah.… https://t.co/glJ5ybCGNZ— Jared Yates Sexton (@Jared Yates Sexton)1554674829.0