Trump just gave a despicable response to his Labor Secretary’s pedophile billionaire scandal

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Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that Trump’s Labor Secretary Alex Acosta broke the law while serving as a U.S. Attorney in Florida when he violated the rights of the forty or so underage victims of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Acosta gave Epstein some sort of backroom deal to avoid federal prosecution by pleading guilty to minor offenses and a stunningly light sentence.

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As Washington Press’s Grant Stern explains Acosta’s transgression:

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“Epstein’s victims filed suit over 10 years ago when they found out about Acosta’s secret deal and today the judge ruled that prosecutors broke the Crime Victim’s Rights Act (CVRA) by not only failing to inform the victims before they agreed not to prosecute the billionaire but actually lying to the women by sending out false notices that the case was ongoing.”

In other words, Acosta betrayed the several dozen victims who Epstein preyed on with statutory rape and all manner of sexual misconduct. To add another horrifying wrinkle to this story, Acosta is now the top official responsible for stopping illegal child labor and human trafficking since he’s the Secretary of Labor. Clearly, this is a responsibility he can’t be entrusted with given his obvious disregard for such issues in the past.

Now, as calls for Acosta’s resignation and even disbarment mount, Trump has decided to weigh in on the growing scandal. As one might expect, our cravenly, sexual predator president gave a vile answer.

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“I really don’t know too much about it. I know he’s done a great job as Labor Secretary and that seems like a long time ago but I know he’s been a fantastic Labor Secretary. That’s all I can really tell you about it. That’s all I know about it,” Trump said.

The fact that he would so cavalierly dismiss the sexual abuse of numerous young girls by essentially saying it’s a thing of past shows what a monster this man is. Furthermore, it was not a long time ago. This all happened in 2008.

The reality is that Trump would rather side with Acosta, a close ally, then disavow him out of any sort of moral imperative. After all, Trump has no morals.

Watch the clip below.

Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.

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