Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned this morning, saying his role in defending pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in 2008 was distracting from his work, but insiders say Trump pushed him to leave because he was afraid it would compromise his chances in 2020.

What wasn’t expected was Trump parading his ex-Labor Secretary out to the press and praising the job he had done and defending him in the Epstein case:

‘He made a deal that people were happy with and then 12 years later they’re not happy with it. You’ll have to figure all of that out,’ Trump said.

Later he praised Acosta, saying ”This was him, not me, because I’m with him,’ Trump said. ‘He’s a tremendous talent. He’s a Hispanic man, he went to Harvard.’

Acosta is still under investigation for the ‘sweetheart’ deal he negotiated for Epstein when he was the U.S. attorney, as evidence of witness tampering surfaces.

Another one bites the dust.