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‘Wrong on so many levels’: Trump’s own appointee for top ICE post called him ‘heartless’

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Even President Donald Trump’s appointees are railing against his cruel policies.

An Axios exclusive Sunday revealed Trump’s nominee to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement called the president out over email.

“The fact they are pushing for me to leave immediately is heartless and void of any decency and compassion,” the nominee, Mark Morgan, wrote to the former acting commissioner. “This is just wrong.”

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Kevin McAleenan was the acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection before he was moved over to be Trump’s acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

“I am being removed in the name of politics — and politics at its worst,” Morgan said to McAleenan. “I will not have them believe I willingly left under these circumstances.”

Another email quoted Morgan saying, “This is wrong on many levels. I have several questions but I need to process through a bit more.”

Morgan worked as a career FBI official when he was selected to take over the Border Patrol for the final months of President Barack Obama’s administration.

While the Border Patrol union was furious with the decision, Morgan has spent years touting Trump’s policies. Clearly, it worked out well for him.

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Read the full report at Axios.


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Trump is now feuding with Iran’s Supreme Leader on Twitter: ‘Make Iran Great Again!’

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President Donald Trump is now replying directly to Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Twitter.

I Friday, Khamenei tweeted a screenshot of a Trump tweet, with a message of his own.

"The villainous US govt repeatedly says that they are standing by the Iranian ppl. They lie. If you are standing by the Iranian ppl, it is only to stab them in the heart with your venomous daggers," Khamenei posted.

"Of course, you have so far failed to do so, & you will certainly continue to fail," he added.

https://twitter.com/khamenei_ir/status/1218141834842660864

Trump retweeted the message, adding his own argument.

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Trump raises tensions in Virginia as local authorities fear Richmond gun rally could be the next Charlottesville

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President Donald Trump appeared to pour gasoline on a political fire in Virginia only days before a far-right protest that many are worried could result in violence.

Gun activists have been threatening civil war if the commonwealth's legislature enacts new gun safety legislation.

Right-wing militias sought to organize an armed action at the capitol, but Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency to prevent firearms on the grounds.

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Trump tells Iran that political leaders must use precise language: ‘He should be very careful with his words’

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President Donald Trump went after Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday.

For the first time in eight years, Khamenei led Friday prayers in Tehran, when he mocked "American clowns" in the Trump administration.

Trump took offense.

"The so-called 'Supreme Leader' of Iran, who has not been so Supreme lately, had some nasty things to say about the United States and Europe," Trump said, using scare quotes around Khamenei's title.

"Their economy is crashing, and their people are suffering," Trump said, apparently referring to the crippling sanctions he imposed.

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