Today 10/12 at 2:30 pm #DonaldJTrump
to be his Secretary of #Homeland
(Elul 23 starts tonight 10/12 to #Friday13th
) <Elul twenty three= 239>
Elul 23 fell on 9/11/01
Kirstjen Michele Nielsen= 239/88
President Trump said on Wednesday 10/11 that he intended to name Kirstjen Nielsen, a top White House aide, to lead the Department of Homeland Security, elevating a former homeland security official in the #GeorgeWBush
) administration who has lately worked to impose order in Mr. Trump’s chaotic West Wing.
It is not clear who will play that role after she leaves, and her departure will leave a hole at the White House as Mr. Trump faces an array of challenges, including confronting the threat from #NorthKorea
, addressing ruptures with his cabinet and crucial Republican lawmakers and trying to push a large tax cut through Congress.
Ms. Nielsen’s experience at the Homeland Security department began after the Sept. 11 attacks, when she joined the newly formed Transportation Security Administration, housed within the department. She also served on Mr. Bush’s homeland security council, devising a national response plan for domestic incidents and helping to compile a report on lessons from the bungled federal response to Hurricane Katrina.
As a private-sector consultant, she helped government entities and private companies devise preparedness plans to guard against cyberattacks.
Tom Ridge, who served under Mr. Bush as the nation’s first homeland security secretary, called Ms. Nielsen “extremely well versed in the all-hazard threats challenging the security and resilience of our homeland.”
Officials say President Donald Trump is planning to deliver an #Iran
policy speech, and he is expected to say that the landmark 2015 #nuclear
deal is no longer in the U.S. national security interest.
U.S. officials say the White House has tentatively scheduled Trump's speech for Oct. 12 in Washington. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss planning for the event.