Trump: Kevin McAleenan out at Homeland Security

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Customs a

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Customs a

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he tours a section of the southern border wall, in Otay Mesa

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he tours a section of the southern border wall, in Otay Mesa

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Kevin McAleenan is out as the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and says he will be announcing a new acting secretary in the next week.

Trump says on Twitter that McAleenan has done an outstanding job and border crossings are down.

But the president says McAleenan wants to "spend more time with his family and go to the private sector.'

Trump says he has "Many wonderful candidates" to fill the position.