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When will he ever learn?

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I'm sorry. I can't keep up with this stuff anymore. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen pulled the ripcord today ( https://crooksandliars.com/2019/04/breaking-news-dhs-secretary-kirstjen ) and bailed out after a very short tenure, during which time she took a lot of heat for being the face of the Trump administration's border control policies. Stuff like family separations where children got lost in the system because no one bothered to make a connection between them and their parents who were either on their way home or to prison. Thousands of children separated from their families because the administration jumped into a policy with both feet before anyone thought through the implications or the simple logistics of it (sorry, the logistics were anything but simple).

Unfortunately, the President stacked the deck in his favor, by either replacing his administrators with yes men and women, or not replacing them at all, adding more stress to a system that didn'…