Trump to armed border agents: “If judges give you trouble, say, 'Sorry, judge, I can't do it.'”

Trump told border agents to break U.S. law and ignore judicial orders, CNN reported.

President Donald Trump today instructed federal agents to break the law. “If judges give you trouble,” the President instructed the armed men, “Say, 'Sorry, judge, I can't do it.'”

The news hits just as a related breaking news story crosses the wires: “Judge blocks Trump administration policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico but won't immediately put order in place.”

Trump doesn't like those judges.

Here's an excerpt from a longer piece by CNN's Jake Tapper about the ouster of Krjsten Nielsen and other Homeland Security and Secret Service officials today, leaving noted Santa Monica Nazi Stephen Miller the likely de facto head of DHS:

Told agents not to let migrants in

Last Friday, the President visited Calexico, California, where he said, "We're full, our system's full, our country's full -- can't come in! Our country is full, what can you do? We can't handle any more, our country is full. Can't come in, I'm sorry. It's very simple."

Behind the scenes, two sources told CNN, the President told border agents to not let migrants in. Tell them we don't have the capacity, he said. If judges give you trouble, say, "Sorry, judge, I can't do it. We don't have the room."

After the President left the room, agents sought further advice from their leaders, who told them they were not giving them that direction and if they did what the President said they would take on personal liability. You have to follow the law, they were told.

Below, observations from Twitter.