"You seem to be cleaning house at DHS. What would you like to achieve with a new leadership?"
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"Well, I never said I'm cleaning house. I don't know who came up with that expression. We have a lot of great people over there. We have bad laws. We have a judge that just ruled incredibly that he doesn't want people staying in Mexico. Figure that one out. Nobody can believe these decisions we're getting from the Ninth Circuit (Court). It's a disgrace. And so we're fighting the bad laws, the bad, the bad things that are coming out of Congress. You have a Democratic Congress that's obstructing. You talk about obstruction. The greatest obstruction anyone's ever seen."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"What we need homeland security. That's exactly what we want. There's no better term, there's no better name. We want homeland security and that's what we're going to get."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"I'm the one that stopped it. President Obama had child separation. Now I'll tell you something, once you don't have it that's why you see many more people coming. They're coming like it's a picnic because let's go to Disneyland. President Obama separated children. They had child separation. I was the one that changed it. OK. Thank you very much. (reporters shouting questions)"
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:
"(Reporter asks about family separation) We're not looking to do that. Thank you very much. A lot of people when you don't do it, it brings a lot more people to the border. We are not looking to do it but President Obama had the law. We changed the law and I think the press should accurately report it. But of course they won't. Thank you all very much."
President Donald Trump says he's not looking to reinstate the much-criticized practice of separating migrant families at the border with Mexico. But he says many more migrants are streaming toward the U.S. through Mexico because the practice is no longer in place.
Says Trump: "I'm the one that stopped it." He claims his predecessor, President Barack Obama, is the one who separated children from their families.
Trump ended the practice under pressure last year after footage of scores of migrant children housed in fenced-off cages at border facilities was broadcast widely. Trump's allies are pressing for a harder line on immigration after he cleaned house at the Homeland Security Department.
Trump says "once you don't have it," meaning the family separation policy, "that's why you see many more people coming."
The president also denied that he was "cleaning house" at the Department of Homeland Security following the resignation of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and the removal of United States Secret Service director Randolph "Tex" Alles.