The conditions at one Texas border are so grim that border agents are afraid of potential unrest, according to a government watchdog report. President Donald Trump stepped inside North Korea this weekend. Can it lead to a real breakthrough with the Hermit Kingdom? And Justin Bieber takes Taylor Swift to task after she criticizes his longtime manager for "manipulative bullying."
Inspectors noted that conditions were so bad that border agents were arming themselves against possible riots, according to the report prepared by the Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General obtained by NBC News.
The details counter Friday’s assertion by a top Trump administration official that reports of poor conditions for migrants were “unsubstantiated."
The statement came during an extraordinary last-minute meeting with Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader. It was their third meeting since Trump took office, but none have yet yielded a nuclear deal.
Veteran nuclear negotiators and North Korea experts have questioned whether Trump, by staging a high-profile photo-op absent nuclear concessions, was bestowing legitimacy on Kim and undermining global pressure to force the North to accept a denuclearization deal.
"We can only call it historic if it leads to something," said Victor Cha, a former Asia director at the White House and an NBC News contributor.