Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s news conference Wednesday afternoon (watch above) was no doubt an effort to try to save his job. He spoke publicly after mounting pressure from Democrats to resign because of a sweetheart deal he gave Jeffrey Epstein back in 2008. At the time Acosta was the US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida.

Acosta’s statements seemed aimed at an audience of one, Donald Trump. Acosta made that clear early on saying, “My relationship with the president is outstanding. He has made clear I have his support.”

Acosta was also asked, more than once if he would apologize to the victims, he repeatedly refused. Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes seemed secondary to the defense of Acosta himself.

The other intention of this 50-minute address seemed to be to throw other people, who worked the case, under the bus.

He also said, “Times have changed and coverage of this case has certainly changed.” Note this case was just 11 years ago, not decades ago.