Toobin: Nielsen Will Forever Be Known as the ‘Woman Who Put Children in Cages’

‘Kirstjen Nielsen is a great example of what happens when you go to work for Donald Trump’


CAMEROTA: "Jeffrey, it seems that President Trump has long been frustrated. He had promised to solve the immigration problem as a candidate. That’s not happened. In fact, asylum claims spiked on his watch. This seems to be frustrating him. I mean, Kirstjen Nielsen describes him as, quote, 'unhinged,' our reporting according to a senior administration official. But what did he expect from her? What could she have done differently?"
TOOBIN: "You know what? I don’t know. And I think the problem is that, you know, the laws allow people to seek asylum in the United States across the border and they are seeking it in great numbers. But Kirstjen Nielsen I think is a great example of what happens when you go to work for Donald Trump. He’s the great reputation killer. I mean, here is a woman who was a reasonably admired bureaucrat, and for the rest of her life, for the rest of her life, people will look at her and think, oh, that’s the woman who put children in cages, that’s the woman who broke up families across the border. And you know what? They’ll be right. Because she implemented that policy. Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, sort of created it, but she implemented it. And you know, she’s going to get what she deserves."

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