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Top DHS aide resigns amid Trump anger that new anti-immigration plan didn’t get better TV ratings: report

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The Trump White House has long been plagued by record turnover and now Axios is reporting that yet another Trump administration official has found himself out of a job.

According to Axios, Andrew Meehan, a top aide to acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, stepped down this week amid tensions between DHS and the Trump White House.

Sources tell Axios that President Donald Trump grew upset at DHS this week because the department decided to unveil a new proposal aimed at letting the government indefinitely detain migrant families at the Reagan building, which is home to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s D.C. office. The president apparently felt that the plan would have gotten far more television coverage if it had been announced at the White House.

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“[Acting DHS Secretary McAleenan] could have been on all the TVs if he wanted to,” one senior White House official tells Axios. “But not everybody’s taking live coverage from the Reagan Center at the last minute. At some point something has got to go right at DHS with their messaging and rollouts.”

The report also claims that the president has been pining for a DHS secretary who will do a better job of defending him on cable news shows, such as acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director Ken Cuccinelli and acting CBP director Mark Morgan.


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Trump flip-flops on meeting with Iran with ‘no preconditions’– then blames it on the media

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President Donald Trump went off on the "fake news media" yet again, after his own appointees announced he was willing to meet with Iran.

"The Fake News is saying that I am willing to meet with Iran, 'No Conditions.' That is an incorrect statement (as usual!)," Trump tweeted.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1173371482812162048

In an odd twist, Trump announced just three months ago he'd be willing to meet with no preconditions.

“Not as far as I’m concerned – no preconditions,” the president said in a Meet the Press interview. At another point in the interview, he also said: “I think they want to make a deal. And my deal is nuclear.”

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Internet fears Trump’s ‘locked and loaded’ tweet about oil field bomb means he’s gearing up for war with Iran

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the largest U.S. oil producer can be brought to its knees with a drone carrying a bomb. President Donald Trump responded to intelligence that the drone didn't originate in Yemen, but rather from Iraq or Iran, by saying he was "locked and loaded."

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https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1173368423381962752

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3 out of 9 companies in one state have filed for bankruptcy since Trump promised to ‘bring back coal’

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President Donald Trump's promises to coal miners have fallen along with his other broken campaign promises. Another state is facing the harsh reality that Trump is not riding in on a white horse to save them.

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