Madeleine Albright disses Trump over Homeland Security upheaval

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright took a jab at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE amid the upheaval at his Department of Homeland Security.

Albright tweeted in responses to Trump’s recent comments proclaiming the country “full” and unable to take more migrants amid the departure of DHS Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenTop immigration aide experienced 'jolt of electricity to my soul' when Trump announced campaign Trump casts uncertainty over top intelligence role Juan Williams: Trump, his allies and the betrayal of America MORE.

The departure of Nielsen, who repeatedly found herself at odds with the president over border policy, reportedly comes after Trump told border patrol agents to break the law and block migrants from entering the country.


Trump tapped Kevin McAleenan, the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, to lead the agency on an acting basis. 

It was also reported Monday that White House adviser Stephen Miller has been pushing for two other top DHS officials, Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Lee Cissna and general counsel John Mitnick, to be dismissed. 

Trump is also removing U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles.

This is not the first time that Albright, who served as secretary of State under former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson Clinton3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 Buckingham Palace: Any suggestion Prince Andrew was involved in Epstein scandal 'abhorrent' The magic of majority rule in elections MORE, has criticized the Trump administration.

She has been harshly critical of Trump on immigration, suggesting earlier this year that she might consider him a “fascist” over his decision to declare a national emergency at the border to secure funding for his proposed border wall.

“[Trump is] certainly anti-democratic, and I say so in the book, but I don’t call him a fascist because he isn’t violent,” Albright said in a February interview promoting her new book, “Facism: A Warning.” 

“If he ends up declaring an emergency at the border over immigration, then I might change my position," she said at the time.

-Updated April 9 at 1:35 p.m.