Lou Dobbs Calls on Trump to Fire DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen


Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, a close ally of President Donald Trump‘s, tonight directly called on him to fire DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Dobbs opened by covering the president’s threat to close the border next week, saying the following:

“The president’s threat comes as the Department of Homeland Security has been reduced to saying the border is being overrun. The border patrol unable to do its job despite the president’s national emergency declaration and calling up the U.S. military to back up the border patrol. DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is flailing and her department appears utterly paralyzed under ineffectual leadership. So desperate that she’s trying to raise, it seems, a posse of DHS employee volunteers to help secure the border, and the border patrol responding to the border crisis by releasing illegal immigrants onto American streets. Are they also dumping deadly drugs at the same time? Sex traffickers have wide-open access to the United States. The cartels frankly are winning. The CPB’s head commissioner Kevin McAleenan is actually whining instead of acting and crying out for congressional help of all things. Commissioner, Congress is the problem, not the solution.”

And then Dobbs said he’s calling on Trump to “fire these incompetents in the leadership of the Department of Homeland Security and Customs Border Protection.”

“They can’t act effectively. They can’t create, they can’t innovate. They only react and then only to call on Congress,” he added.

Minutes later, a pissed-off Dobbs spoke with former U.S. border patrol chief Mark Morgan and said both Nielsen Both Nielsen and McAleenan are “fools.”

Morgan pointed out that the men and women of the border patrol take orders from the secretary and need authorization.

Then the president needs to fire her!” Dobbs said. “Because she is nothing but a roadblock on creativity, innovation, adaptiveness, and responding to the situation we have instead of the one that she apparently wants to dream about, I don’t know! She is absolutely overwhelmed.”

You can watch above, via Fox Business.

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