Price: 'I think we've still got the confidence of the president'

Jerome Frank
September 29, 2017

Despite this, I regret the concerns this has raised regarding the use of taxpayer dollars.

In his statement, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says, "I will take no more private charter flights as Secretary of HHS". Price is known as a conservative policy expert, but his penchant for taking private charter aircraft on the taxpayers' dime is creating new headaches for the White House.

On Wednesday, President Trump said he is "not happy" about the revelations about the secretary's travel.

"I was looking into it and I will look into it. I'm not happy about it", said Trump. "I know as well as anyone that the American people want to know that their hard-earned dollars are being spent wisely by government officials".

Trump declined to say whether he has confidence in Price, and said "we'll see" when asked if he would fire the secretary.

"I think we've still got the confidence of the president", Price told reporters who asked whether he expected to be fired over the matter.

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"We're going to work through this, and we're going to keep working on important issues like flu vaccinations", he added.

Price said this week he will stop using charter flights, but has suggested that the accusations are politically motivated by critics of the Trump administration. He said he would take no more private planes.

Price, like all of the cabinet members, serve at the pleasure of the president, but today Trump revealed he's no longer pleased with Price amid the private jets controversy.

On a June trip to Nashville, Price also had lunch with his son, who lives in that city, according to Politico. HHS' assistant secretary for public affairs Charmaine Yoest previously said the flights were booked because of Prices' "demanding schedule". Instead, he turned his back and continued to walk back inside the White House. Wednesday saw the president saying that he was "not happy" with Price's use of charter jets. He actually gets very unfair press in that regard.

"We're gonna conduct a full review and we'll see what happens", Sanders responded. Bannon was out three days later.

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