Another “resigned following criticism”

Acosta’s out.

Donald Trump’s labor secretary, Alexander Acosta, has resigned following criticism of his handling of a 2008 plea deal with the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking underage girls.

Trump announced the news on Friday with Acosta by his side at the White House. “Alex Acosta is a great secretary of labor,” Trump said. “I hate to see this happen.” He said he did not ask Acosta to leave the cabinet.

Acosta becomes the latest in a long line of high-profile officials to resign their post. The Trump administration holds the record for the highest turnover of cabinet and White House staff.

Why? Several reasons. Because Trump is a nightmare; because Trump chooses terrible people; because Trump is impossible so when underlings try to temper or get around his horribility he fires them; because Trump wants all the focus on him at all times; because of general incompetence.

Trump has since tried to distance himself from Epstein.

Announcing Acosta’s resignation, he said: “Yes, I did have a falling out a long time ago. The reason doesn’t make any difference … I haven’t spoken to him in 15 years or more. I wasn’t a big fan of Jeffrey Epstein, that I can tell you.”

Sure, he can tell us, but it’s a lie.

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