(Bloomberg) -- Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is stepping down, President Donald Trump said on Friday night.

“Kevin McAleenan has done an outstanding job as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security,” Trump tweeted as he headed to a rally in Louisiana. “We have worked well together with Border Crossings being way down. Kevin now, after many years in Government, wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector.”

McAleenan became the acting secretary after Trump forced out his predecessor, Kirstjen Nielsen.

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