Another Trump Administration Official Calls It Quits After Trump Goes On Wild Rant Over His TV Coverage
Donald Trump has a bad record of keeping employees and that record isn’t getting any better. On Thursday, Axios reported that yet another Trump administration official called it quits after growing tired of the president’s behavior.
According to Axios, Andrew Meehan, a top aide to acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, stepped down this week amid tensions between DHS and the Trump White House.
Axios spoke with sources familiar with Meehan’s decision who said that Trump had grown extremely upset with the DHS this week after his anti-immigration policies did not receive sufficient TV coverage.
Trump grew upset at DHS because the department decided to unveil a new proposal aimed at letting the government indefinitely detain migrant families at the Reagan Center, which is home to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s D.C. office. Trump apparently felt that the plan would have gotten far more television coverage if it had been announced at the White House.
“[Acting DHS Secretary McAleenan] could have been on all the TVs if he wanted to,” one senior White House official tells Axios. “But not everybody’s taking live coverage from the Reagan Center at the last minute. At some point, something has got to go right at DHS with their messaging and rollouts.”