Fri, Dec. 8, 2017: Trump delivers remarks at swearing-in of new Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

President Trump attended the swearing-in Friday of new Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and promised to get funding from Congress for the border wall.

“We’re going to get the wall. If we don’t get the wall, we’ll have a lot of unhappy people, starting with me,” Mr. Trump said.

Mr. Trump acknowledged the importance of the swearing-in of the Cabinet official, an event wasn’t on the president’s public schedule. Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath.

“This is a very special occasion, because I ran on it,” Mr. Trump said, citing tougher immigration enforcement and the border wall. “This is one of the real big issues.”

–The Washington Times

Thur, Oct 12, 2017: Trump nominates Kirstjen Nielsen for DHS secretary

President Donald Trump officially announced Thursday the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen, John Kelly’s former principal deputy chief of staff, to be the new nominee for secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

At a formal White House event to announce the nomination, Trump spoke highly of Nielsen and her “sterling reputation as a dedicated leader whose number one priority was the security of our citizens, not politics or ideology.”

Trump added: “That sets her apart.” Continue reading “Thur, Oct 12, 2017: Trump nominates Kirstjen Nielsen for DHS secretary”