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Trump Just Said He Feels Bad for Sec. Acosta — Not the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein

Donald Trump defended Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, who is facing calls to resign over his role in a non-prosecution agreement with billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein in a sex-crimes case.

Trump told reporters at the White House on Tuesday that Acosta has been a “very good” Labor secretary and said he probably wished he handled the Epstein case differently. The president added that he would be looking at the case “very carefully.”

Trump also said he feels “very badly” for Acosta, but failed to mention the numerous underage girls who were victims of Epstein.

The president also sought to distance himself from Epstein, with whom he used to socialize with in Palm Beach, Fla., saying they had a falling out and had not spoken in years.

Acosta issued his first public statement on Jeffrey Epstein since the financier was arrested over the weekend.

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