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President Trump: Kevin McAleenan out at Homeland Security

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23: Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan delivers remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations September 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. McAleenan discussed the role of the Homeland Security Department and the challenge of immigration in the U.S. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says Kevin McAleenan is out as the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and says he will be announcing a new acting secretary in the next week.

President Trump says on Twitter that McAleenan has done an outstanding job and border crossings are down.

But the president says McAleenan wants to “spend more time with his family and go to the private sector.’

President Trump says he has “Many wonderful candidates” to fill the position.

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