Donald Trump announced Friday morning that embattled Labor Secretary Alex Acosta is resigning, effective seven days from now, and that it was totally Acosta’s decision. He “believes Epstein has become a distraction and that it was time for him to go.”
Trump says Alex Acosta is resigning as Labor Secretary.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 12, 2019
“I thought the right thing was to step aside,” Acosta told reporters.