President Donald Trump has become reportedly “increasingly unhinged” when it comes to his manufactured border crisis, a senior White House official has told CNN.
In a conversation with White House correspondent Jim Acosta, by the time Kirstjen Nielson announced her resignation Sunday, she was “tearing her hair out” with the demands of the White House.
National security analyst Juliette Kayyem echoed the same sentiment, saying that it won’t matter who Trump ultimately appoints to head the Department of Homeland Security, they will be set up to fail.
On Friday, CNN’s Jake Tapper said that Trump told border patrol officials that they were ordered to stop entrances to the United States, which violates U.S. law.
CNN host Ana Cabrara read a statement from a senior White House official who noted the president seems to be losing it over his non-stop fight with the border.
Nielsen “believed the situation was becoming untenable with the president becoming increasingly unhinged about the border crisis and making unreasonable and even impossible requests,” CNN reported Sunday.
Acosta confirmed it’s in line with what he’s hearing from his sources.
Watch the report below:
Trump supporter blames Democrats for being targeted by the president: ‘Why is that racist?’
CNN interviewed a supporter of President Donald Trump in Eau Claire, Wisconsin who refused to acknowledge the racism in the president's "Go Back" attacks on four women of color in Congress.
The network interviewed Kerri Krumenauer of Wiersgalla Plumbing & Heating Company about Trump's attacks.
"How is it racist?" she asked.
"If you don't like this country, get out," she demanded. "Leave!"
She then showed how misinformed she was about the incident.
"He didn't use any names -- they stood up," she falsely claimed. In fact, Trump did use names and the targets did not stand up as they were not at his North Carolina campaign rally.
Megan Rapinoe trashes ‘disgusting’ Trump for his ugly racist tweets in CNN interview
In an interview with CNN's Van Jones that will air on Saturday night, U.S. Women's soccer champion Megan Rapinoe condemned President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four progressive congresswomen of color.
"It's disgusting, to be honest. To say it's disappointing is ... it doesn't even come close," said Rapinoe. She added, "The more that we just are upset about it and don't accept that kind of behavior from all sides, then the better place we're going to be."
Trump has faced escalating criticism in the wake of his tweet that Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) ought to "go back" to where they came from if they disagree with his agenda (three of them were born in the United States). The controversy escalated when attendees of his rally in Greenville, North Carolina chanted "Send her back!" about Omar.
Ex-Reagan adviser nails why white evangelicals flock to Trump in devastating takedown of fake Christians
Why do evangelicals — or at least, white ones — love President Donald Trump so much? Why do they stick by a president who has barely even read the Bible, has defiled marriage, and embodies the antithesis of so much of what their churches preach? Why, according to polls, did they essentially decide overnight that it's no longer important for a president to have strong personal morals to be an effective leader?