Trump announces Alexander Acosta as his new nominee for secretary of labor, after his first choice, Andrew Puzder, withdrew from consideration. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

President Trump announced on Thursday that Alexander Acosta, a lawyer and former U.S. attorney, is his new nominee for secretary of labor.

“I just wanted to begin by mentioning that the nominee for secretary of the Department of Labor will be Mr. Alex Acosta,” Trump said at a hastily called press conference in the East Room of the White House. “He has had a tremendous career.”

Trump’s announcement of Acosta came a day after Andy Puzder, Trump’s first nominee for labor secretary, withdrew his name from consideration amid reports that he lacked the votes needed to be confirmed.

Source : AP NEWS