One CNN analyst warned that if top White House aide Stephen Miller is in control of the decisions about the Department of Homeland Security, any appointees will likely be from the far-right-wing.
According to CNN's national security analyst Juliette Kayyem, Kirstjen Nielsen saw the writing on the wall when the president announced he was pulling Nielsen's hand-picked nominee to ICE for a more extreme option.
"The demands from the White House are unrealistic when it comes to border security," said Kayyem. "When you ask who can satisfy Trump's demands, it's not going to be an operational person. It is not going to be someone who knows how to deal with border security. It's going to be an ideologue, right? So, that's what we're going to get. That's what you get with Stephen Miller and the White House."
Trump was at the border Friday and told border patrol agents to simply stop allowing people to come into the country, regardless of what the laws say.
Kayyem said that she doesn't think Miller will be the nominee but it will be someone that is far right.
"Someone akin to him who's not so much focused on making it work but instead having the rhetoric of having the sort of absolute zero tolerance," she said. "I tell you, Kevin, who's running the department now, [Kevin] McAleenan, he's by the book. I think a long time ago he ran border operations. He knows the border. He was able to make the transition from Obama to Trump relatively easy. But I don't think that's a permanent placement."
"I would anticipate we hear a name and the names you heard before, like a Kris Kobach or others may be the kinds of names that we're going to hear which is, you know, people who are less concerned with effective government and more concerned with ideology..."
Watch her commentary below: