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President Hints At Firing HHS Secretary Over Private Jet Use

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks during a Mirmont Treatment Center in Media, Pa., on Friday.

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks during a Mirmont Treatment Center in Media, Pa., on Friday.

Jacqueline Larma/AP

“We’ll see.”

Those are substantially not a difference we wish to hear from a trainer if a destiny of your pursuit is in doubt. (See: Steve Bannon.) But that was President Trump’s response to reporters who asked either he means to glow Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price.

Earlier this month, Politico reported that Price had used private jets some-more than dual dozen times given May, instead of regulating blurb flights, that is prevalent for Cabinet officials not roving with a president. The purported cost to taxpayers: some-more than $400,000 in licence fees, according to Politico.

“I was looking into it, and we will demeanour into it, and we will tell we privately I’m not happy about it,” Trump told reporters as he left a White House on his approach to revisit Indianapolis. Responding to a shouted doubt as to either he will glow Price: “We’ll see.”

The president’s remarks come on a same day that a House Oversight Committee launched an examination into a use by Price and other comparison supervision officials.

Price told Fox News on Saturday that he would stop a use tentative a examination by his department’s examiner general.

“We acquire this review,” Price said. “We wish to make certain that we have a full certainty of not only this administration though a American people.”

Earlier this week, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to urge Price’s use of private jets during taxpayer expense, observant a instances where he did so were not “White House-approved travel.”

Politico notes:

“That Price has done a robe of suffering aircraft for his travels as a cupboard member is generally important given his past critique of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), whom Price, afterwards a member of Congress, lambasted in 2010 for ‘flying over the nation in a oppulance jet.’ “