Trump yelled about the United States’ porous border

Once again people who work for Trump are surprised to find that he’s not a nice man or a reasonable boss. Once again I wonder where they’ve been for the past two years.

Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, told colleagues she was close to resigning after President Trump berated her on Wednesday in front of the entire cabinet for what he said was her failure to adequately secure the nation’s borders, according to several current and former officials familiar with the episode.

Did she think he wouldn’t act like that? Did she think he’s mean only to the nasty brown people but kind to nice blonde people with Norwegian names?

(That’s probably exactly what she thought.)

Mr. Trump’s anger toward Ms. Nielsen, who was sitting several seats to his left at the meeting, was part of a lengthy tirade in which the president railed at his cabinet about what he said was its lack of progress toward sealing the country’s borders against illegal immigrants, according to one person who was present at the meeting.

Asked about the heated exchange at the meeting, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said Thursday that “the president is committed to fixing our broken immigration system and our porous borders.”

Translation: Trump is determined to get all the brown people out.

He’s mad because the rate of illegal border crossings has gone up again after falling last year, so he can no longer brag about his success at scaring people off.

In remarks to reporters before Wednesday’s meeting, Mr. Trump hinted at the anger that would cause him to erupt once TV cameras were led out of the room.

“We’ve very much toughened up the border, but the laws are horrible,” Mr. Trump said. “The laws in this country for immigration and illegal immigration are absolutely horrible. And we have to do something about it — not only the wall, which we’re building sections of wall right now.”

I wonder if he’s given any thought to internment.

During the meeting, Mr. Trump yelled about the United States’ porous border and said more needed to be done to fix it. When members of his cabinet pointed out that the country relies on day laborers who cross the border each day, Mr. Trump said that was fine, but continued to complain, one person said.

Well, that’s what small children do – you explain to them why it’s not possible and they go right on whining, or yelling.

One persistent issue has been Mr. Trump’s belief that Ms. Nielsen and other officials in the department were resisting his direction that parents be separated from their children when families cross illegally into the United States, several officials said. The president and his aides in the White House had been pushing a family separation policy for weeks as a way of deterring families from trying to cross the border illegally.

Or mass internment would do that, or mass gassing.

In recent weeks, Mr. Trump has been increasingly focused on the obstacles to immigration changes, even in public speeches where he had planned to talk about other topics.

“We don’t have laws. We have laws that were written by people that truly could not love our country,” the president told members of the National Rifle Association last week in Dallas during lengthy remarks about immigration.

Why is he so focused on it? Because he doesn’t want all these new brown people. He doesn’t want any brown people, and with brown people who are immigrants he thinks he sees a way to get rid of them.

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