Trump on Acosta's resignation: 'He's doing this for the administration'

The president called Labor Secretary Alex Acosta's departure "very sad."
3:07 | 07/12/19

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And as I look forward. I do not think it is right and there. It's administrate the Labor Department. They have never seen at the focus. Rather than being credible economy that we. And I like Paul the president this morning I told him that I thought them like they. Let's step aside. Cabinet has this been fired temporarily plus. It would be self day for me to stay in this position. And continue. Talking about it hit the ball good old rather than about the amazing economy we have right now. So I submitted my resignation to the president. Effective seven days from today back to one week from. Today. It at all as far as I'm good. I watched Alex just but out. Did a great guy. You can always second. Did say did a good job they do it would be on the dime I make a great deal with. Then they say why the Democrats don't go to bed better. I got one point two billion dollar settlement five from a company. The next day and everybody couldn't believe in the next day the democratic delegate got more. You can always be second guess that's what they've. Didn't that I've gotten to know. At the Department of Labor. Came up. Not your job he's doing. And I like that big got a great. Hi Jake you know. Why do what we have we have had everybody. We have had been Stella. Right now is day adapted AF you'll be. We're buried a dime I think you know back. The good man highly recommend. By Alex but that is. I'm going to react day. We guardian for. Yes and I did have a a falling out along the and does it make any difference frankly but I haven't spoken Tillman probably fifteen years or more. I wasn't a big fan of Jeffrey after that I did. I'm valid new. I hate this did happen. I will say there's. And a Baghdad loud and clear how it has not what day great secretary of labor what he's done woods plans that. Coming one after another. It's just about done with the game 401 day and that's. Things that nobody would even think. So it's very sad but in this day and dining winds above his could be an accomplishment. Not what did Doug.

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