Trump announces Alexander Acosta as new Labor Secretary Pick

NBC NEWS - President Donald Trump announced Alexander Acosta as his new pick to head the Department of Labor, less than a day after his first choice for the job, Andy Puzder, withdrew from consideration.

Standing in the East Room after an abruptly announced press conference, the president touted Acosta's Ivy League credentials and said he believes Acosta will be "a tremendous secretary of labor."

Trump said the two men just spoke by phone. Acosta did not appear to be in the room during the announcement.

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