When Donald Trump announced that Alex Acosta was leaving his administration (above) he added in that the Labor Secretary was Hispanic not once, but twice. First, he said, “He’s a Hispanic man. He went to Harvard.” And he later added, “He’s Hispanic, which I so admire because maybe it was a little tougher for him and maybe not.” 

One person on Twitter noted:

The fact that Trump said “He’s a Hispanic” about Acosta isn’t offensive. What is offensive is that he followed is with “He went to Harvard”. That is code for: he is not that other kind of Hispanic. Like somehow he’s one of the good ones.

Of course, the fact that he is Hispanic is of note for another reason. Acosta was Trump’s first and only Hispanic cabinet member.