Apr 05 2019 President Trump said Friday he wanted to go in a tougher direction after he unexpectedly withdrew the nomination for Ron Vitiello to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Ron is a good man, but we're going in a tougher direction, Trump told reporters before traveling to California to visit the U. Trump has not revealed who he plans to nominate instead of Vitiello, whose nomination he pulled on Thursday. He was expected to travel with Trump to the border Friday but is no longer joining the president, the Associated Press reported Thursday. President Trump said he was not surprised by former first lady Barbara Bush's attacks on him, as posthumously quoted in a new biography.