Trump announces Nielsen as Homeland Security nominee

Jabin Botsford  The Washington Post via Getty

Jabin Botsford The Washington Post via Getty

President Donald Trump will nominate his deputy White House chief of staff, Kirstjen Nielsen, as his next secretary of Homeland Security.

"There will be no on-the-job training for Kirstjen", Trump said.

Trump declared his option in a disclosure that considered Ms. Nielsen's sizeable competent wisdom in the domain of homeland security policy and procedure, cyber security, crucial infrastructure and exigency management. She's the first nominee to lead DHS to have previously worked there.

On Wednesday, she greeted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau to the White House in a jaw-dropping grey pinstripe pantsuit outfit.

Michael Allen, a colleague that worked with her in the Bush administration opined, "She's a total homeland security expert - absolutely has no learning curve".

Nielsen is now the White House principal deputy chief of staff.

The Senate will need to confirm Nielsen's nomination. That includes restricting access to the Oval Office and streamlining the flow of information to the president.

"I think her credentials are being a little bit inflated", said the former official, who requested anonymity to speak candidly. "It seems like more of a lazy pick than a wide search".

"During [White House chief of staff] John Kelly's time at DHS, right by his side was Kirstjen, the chief of staff for the department", Trump said. She was forced to clarify her claim last month that the federal response to Maria is "a good news story". -Mexican border. DHS also is responsible for recovery in the wake of multiple severe hurricanes this summer in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.