"Every place Acosta has landed, he has landed with a parachute."
Trump's Labor Secretary says he has no plans to resign, despite calls from Democrats.
Alex Acosta is under fire for his role in a 2008 plea deal that was kept secret from Epstein's young victims
Financier Jeffrey Epstein managed to evade federal charges over allegations that he sexually assaulted underage girls.
Alexander Acosta, if confirmed, would become the first Hispanic member of Trump's cabinet.
The president named his new nominee at an afternoon press conference at the White House following Andrew Puzder's recent withdrawal.