President TrumpDonald John TrumpWH spokesman: We’re working with DHS, ICE to attempt to ship undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities Trump says he has authorized proper to ship undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities Sanders calls on Trump to scrap his commerce plan MORE reportedly referred to then-Customs and Border Safety chief Kevin McAleenan, who was appointed performing Homeland Safety Secretary final week, as an “Obama man” throughout the federal government shutdown, based on Axios.

Trump made the comment early in January throughout a gathering between himself, then-Homeland Safety Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenBooker on Trump reportedly floating pardon for border official: ‘That ought to shake each American’ Nadler on new Trump ‘sanctuary cities’ plan: ‘morally repugnant and possibly unlawful’ Trump advised border official he’d pardon him if he went to jail over immigration strikes: CNN MORE, congressional leaders and administration workers, based on the location. Home Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiWH spokesman: We’re working with DHS, ICE to attempt to ship undocumented immigrants to sanctuary cities Tlaib says Dem management ought to do extra to assist Omar: ‘They put us in photographs once they need to present our occasion is various’ CNN anchor confronts Trump adviser who says president ‘by no means incited violence’ MORE (D-Calif.) reportedly advised Nielsen she believed her characterization of the immigration scenario alongside the U.S.-Mexico border was politically motivated, based on Axios.

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Nielsen advised Pelosi that McAleenan, whom she referred to as a “profession skilled,” agreed with Nielsen’s evaluation. When Pelosi stated McAleenan was additionally a Trump loyalist, Trump responded “he’s an Obama man,” based on Axios.

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Trump supposed his characterization to imply McAleenan “has credibility on the difficulty and labored in one other administration,” a senior White Home official advised the publication.

Pelosi spokesman Drew Hamill stated in a press release “It’s a assertion of indisputable fact that this administration has used false statistics in an effort to assist their anti-immigrant insurance policies which might be creating a large humanitarian problem on the border.”

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McAleenan turned deputy CBP commissioner underneath the Obama administration in 2014 earlier than turning into performing commissioner in January 2017 and being confirmed as commissioner that Could. He beforehand served within the CBP underneath the George W. Bush administration earlier than leaving for personal consulting and returning to the company in 2010. Trump introduced he had been named performing DHS secretary after Nielsen’s resignation final Sunday.

The White Home didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

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