>> Thank you very much.>> Moving swiftly to counter perceptions of a White House in disarray, President Donald Trump wasting no time Thursday naming a new nominee to head the Department of Labor. After his first choice, fast food CEO Andrew Puzder, was forced to withdraw after admitting he hired an undocumented housekeeper and amid a protest movement fueled by his own workers.
Trump tapping Alexander Acosta as his new pick for Labor. A law school dean and former member of the National Labor Relations Board.>> I think he'll be a tremendous Secretary of Labor.>> Acosta is Trump's first Hispanic nominee and a much more conventional pick, seen as unlikely to get hung up like Puzder.
This election of Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which owns Carl's Jr and Hardee's, drew howls of outrage almost immediately from Democrats and Labor activists due to his opposition to raising the minimum wage. But his withdrawal came at the request of senate Republicans unable to summon the votes from their own ranks to get him through.
The failed nomination coming only a day after the resignation of Trump's national security advisor Michael Flynn for improper contact with Russian officials before Trump took office.