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so I called the president this morning I told him that I thought the right thing like to step aside standing next to you as president trump on the White House lawn embattled US labor secretary Alex Acosta resigned Friday amid intense controversy over his role in a lenient two thousand eight plea deal with the Q. sex trafficker Jeffrey abstain , can you talking about a case of twelve years old rather than about the amazing economy we have right now and I just wanna let you know this was him not me because I'm with them Acosta has faced a torrent of criticism in recent days since the rest of the billionaire hedge fund manager on charges of sex trafficking dozens of girls as young as fourteen in New York in Florida well US attorney for the Southern District of Florida at the time of em scenes original case a cost allowed him to plead guilty to prostitution charges in exchange for serving about a year and a Florida county jail in registering as a sex offender trump name deputy labor secretary Pat Zell as the acting secretary of labor starting next week Acosta has served in the trump cabinet since April two thousand seventeen longer than many of trump's top advisers and he is the latest trump official to depart under a cloud including former defense secretary Patrick Shanahan and department of homeland security secretary Kirsten Nielsen