On Monday, the Trump administration announced the forced resignation of Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. Reports indicated that the president wants staffers who take a more hardline approach to immigration than Nielsen.
On Fox News Monday, host Shep Smith unloaded on Nielsen and the Trump White House.
"The president said Kevin McAleenan will serve as acting homeland security secretary," Smith said.
"Right now he's the commissioner of customs and border protection. This comes after the president visited the border on Friday and said he wanted to take a tougher approach on immigration. Tougher, apparently, than what we saw with kids in cages," Smith observed.
Conservatives on Twitter were not pleased by Smith's take.
@FoxNews why don’t you people get rid of that leftist Shep Smith? I just watch him say President Trump forced ou… https://t.co/7ZcvjhKCXf— Jeaney Howe-Kolanko (@Jeaney Howe-Kolanko)1554751274.0
Trump did not start the "caging". Thats fake news Shep! @ShepNewsTeam— Woop Woop Or Bust 🇦🇺🇺🇸🇬🇧🇮🇱 (@Woop Woop Or Bust 🇦🇺🇺🇸🇬🇧🇮🇱)1554750347.0
@ShepNewsTeam ⚠️08 Apr 2019 3:01 p.m. you accused President Trump @POTUS of keeping kids in cages. ⚠️You know your… https://t.co/OuPPiJgP7n— J.T. Boone #SCOTUS failed America Dec 11, 2020 (@J.T. Boone #SCOTUS failed America Dec 11, 2020)1554750711.0
@FoxNewsSunday why do you keep the low rating @ShepNewsTeam Shep - he is as bad as the cnn msnbc staff - ot@was so… https://t.co/wmioKBWbUc— DocBarry1 (@DocBarry1)1554750835.0