Trump Names Acosta As New Choice To Become Labor Secretary

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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

President Trump says he’s chosen Alexander Acosta to be labor secretary — a day after Trump’s first nominee, fast-food executive Andrew Puzder, withdrew when he lost support among Republican senators.

NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley (@HorsleyScott) joins Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson to discuss Trump’s press conference at the White House on Thursday.

With reporting from The Associated Press

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