HHS Secretary Tom Price resigns from Trump Cabinet amid furor over private jet trips

[Editor: Of course, everyone in the Obama admin took private jets, even on vacations. where was the media?  Where was the uproar? Where were the resignations?  Price, at least, agreed to pay $52K as restitution.  We didn't see any of that from Obama's people.  Deep state involved in this somewhere.]

Under fire for taking a number of private charter jets at taxpayer expense for government trips, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned on Friday, as the White House said Price had offered his resignation, and President Donald Trump had accepted that. The announcement came not long after Mr. Trump had told reporters a decision on Price’s future was imminent.

“I’m not happy, okay?” the President told reporters. “I’m not happy.”

But Mr. Trump – who has railed against others in his Cabinet, only to allow them to keep their jobs – did not specifically say what he was going to do with Price.

“Is it safe to say he’ll be leaving your Cabinet, sir?” the President was asked with Marine One idling in the background.

“I don’t want to say, but we’ll be announcing something today,” Mr. Trump added.


As he left the White House for a weekend at his golf retreat in Bedminster, New Jersey, the President seemed to be more than ready to bounce Price from his Cabinet, mixing words of praise for the former Congressman from Georgia with frustration over the Secretary’s spending on private charter jets.

“Secretary Price is a nice man,” the President said of his pick to run HHS.

“I certainly don’t like the optics,” Mr. Trump said, repeatedly talking about how his administration has saved hundreds of millions of dollars for the taxpayers by making certain changes at the federal level. 

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On a side note, why do we even need a HHS function and position?

I think that may be said of a great number of governmental departments and positions.  Too many slush fund recipients.

And special-interest lobbyists and their susceptible legislators, who could (and should) stop the give-away of publically entrusted tax receipts

Why do I smell a rat here?  Everyone in the obama admin + Pelosi used taxpayer funded charter planes to fly around the world. Now suddenly, Price is shoved out.  what are we missing?  What is behind the curtain. What can we point to that Price did or didn't do? I get it that Trump wants to set a new tone but I see a hidden agenda here.  Why was he really forced out? Ya know, we can't trust those who have served- loosely used word- in Congress. They already know how to game the system and think it's "just the way it is done."

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