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Tom Price resigns as health secretary over private plane uproar

By BayAreaObserver following x   2017 Sep 29, 2:30pm 759 views   39 comments   watch   quote     share  


U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned under pressure from President Donald Trump on Friday in an uproar over Price's use of private charter planes for government business.

His abrupt departure was announced an hour after Trump told reporters he was disappointed in Price's use of expensive plane travel and did not like the optics of it.

"Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price offered his resignation earlier today and the president accepted," the White House said in a statement.

Trump named Don Wright to serve as acting secretary. Wright is currently the deputy assistant secretary for health and director of the office of disease prevention and health promotion.

"I'm not happy. OK? I'm not happy," Trump told reporters on the White House South Lawn.

Trump, currently trying to sell his tax cut plan and oversee the federal response to devastation wreaked by three hurricanes, saw the Price drama as an unnecessary distraction and behind the scenes was telling aides "what was he thinking?," a source close to the president told Reuters.

Price promised on Thursday to repay the nearly $52,000 cost of his seats on private charter flights. "The taxpayers won’t pay a dime for my seat on those planes," Price, a former congressman, said.

But that was not enough to satisfy Trump.

Trump told reporters that the "optics" of Price's travel were not good since, as president, he is spending a lot of time trying to renegotiate U.S. contracts to get a better deal for taxpayers.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/us-health-and-human-services-secretary-tom-price-has-resigned-white-house/ar-AAsDfAy?OCID=ansmsnnews11


#GOP #Price


1 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 29, 3:01pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

No one can deny that Trump's cabinet has been anything other than top notch! I heard he was really good at hiring the right people. Business experience and stuff.
2 BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 29, 3:08pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

He only picks the best and brightest and remember nothing is wrong unless you get caught .
3 Sniper   ignore (7)   2017 Sep 29, 3:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

BayAreaObserver says
He only picks the best and brightest and remember nothing is wrong unless you get caught .


Holding someone accountable for abuse, how dare he.

Can we impeach Trump yet?
4 BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 29, 3:23pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Let's not impeach yet - this show is too good to stop now. I say give it a full four years, not much on TV, the movies are expensive and this has a little something for everyone.
5 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 29, 3:23pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

me123 says
Holding someone accountable for abuse, how dare he.

Can we impeach Trump yet?


I like it!!!!!

So for those who don't know how this works yet, Piggy believes in political quantum uncertainty. In Piggy's universe, Trump is simultaneously praised for firing a corrupt cabinet member AND (this is important) not responsible for hiring that corrupt cabinet member in the first place.

Scientists who study Piggy will notice he can hold conflicting views simultaneously such as "the current debt is Obama's fault but the good economy is Trump's success" or "The national debt is horrible because Obama did it but just fine when under Trump" etc.

It's really an amazing phenomenon. Some scientists theorize that Piggy isn't actually self-aware and shares an intellect with the lower animals. He types words on instinct alone without knowing or caring what they mean.
6 lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 29, 3:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Finally holding soemone accountable. The dems head is exploding-they don't understand the concept. Ya know like the time Eric Holder took his daughters and their boyfriends to a horse race . Like that was official or even the revered Bob Mueller.
7 Sniper   ignore (7)   2017 Sep 29, 3:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

iwog says
"the current debt is Obama's fault but the good economy is Trump's success" or "The national debt is horrible because Obama did it but just fine when under Trump" etc.


How about you prove that, I dare you, repost where I said that.

Go ahead, show us what you've got. Prove your assertion just like the bomb scare and doxxing assertion.

You are a habitual liar that can't help himself.
8 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 29, 3:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

lostand confused says
Finally holding soemone accountable. The dems head is exploding-they don't understand the concept. Ya know like the time Eric Holder took his daughters and their boyfriends to a horse race . Like that was official or even the revered Bob Mueller.


Is this supposed to be a joke??? You're really going with Piggy's "He's simultaneously praised and not responsible" for a corrupt cabinet member?

What about all the other fucked up cabinet members?? Not Trump's fault either?
9 lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 29, 3:46pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

iwog says
Is this supposed to be a joke??? You're really going with Piggy's "He's simultaneously praised and not responsible" for a corrupt cabinet member?

In your mind maybe. he hired someone who did something -he fired him. Happens. If he didn't fire him, like Obama -then that would worry. I like action, wether that be Manafort, Price and that Flynn guy. All of them had good credentials, some flaws-he took action-unlike Obama .
10 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 29, 3:51pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

lostand confused says
In your mind maybe. he hired someone who did something -he fired him. Happens. If he didn't fire him, like Obama -then that would worry. I like action, wether that be Manafort, Price and that Flynn guy. All of them had good credentials, some flaws-he took action-unlike Obama .


So what does it mean when he hired an entire cabinet full of people he either couldn't get along with or were corrupt or outright lied or hated the administration because it's a bloody clown show? You know, the dozens who were forced to leave in the first year if not the first quarter??

I bet you don't think it shows a pattern of incompetence, huh!
11 lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 29, 3:54pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

iwog says
ou know, the dozens who were forced to leave in the first year if not the first quarter?

Names please?
12 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 29, 4:09pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

lostand confused says
Names please?


No.

It's disingenuous of you to ask for names when Donald Trump has fired or had quit more people in the first year of his cabinet than most presidents have in their first term.

How come Donald Trump keeps hiring fraudsters and liars and incompetent people who he later fires and berates on twitter?

If you want to put some money in escrow the next time you ask a disingenuous question, I just might answer it in the form of a bet.
13 lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 29, 4:17pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

iwog says
So what does it mean when he hired an entire cabinet full of people he either couldn't get along with or were corrupt or outright lied or hated the administration because it's a bloody clown show? You know, the dozens who were forced to leave in the first year if not the first quarter??

You made a statement-prove it or you are a liar.
14 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 29, 4:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

lostand confused says
You made a statement-prove it or you are a liar.


Actually not proving it doesn't mean I'm a liar. It just means I know you're a disingenuous prick and you don't care what's true and what's not true.

Tom Price - Fired
Patrick Kennedy - Quit
Sally Yates - Fired
Michael Flynn - Fired
Craig Deare - Fired
Preet Bharara - Fired
Angella Reid - Fired
James Comey - Fired
Michael Dubke - Quit
Sean Spicer - Quit
Michael Short - Fired/Quit
Reince Priebus - Fired
Anthony Scaramucci - Fired
Steve Bannon - Fired
Carl Icahn - Fired/Quit but claimed Special advisor wasn't a formal position
Sebastian Gorka - Quit
Manufacturing Council, hand picked by Trump as special advisers. Disbanded after another temper tantrum:
Andrew Liveris
Bill Brown
Michael Dell
John Ferriola
Jeff Fettig
Mark Fields
Ken Frazier
Alex Gorsky
Greg Hayes
Marillyn Hewson
Jeff Immelt
Jim Kamsickas
Klaus Kleinfeld
Brian Krzanich
Richard Kyle
yadda yadda yadda.....there are like 12 more on this list who were let go.
15 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 29, 4:34pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

SHIT I left out a few.......There are just so fricken many it's hard to keep track!

K.T. McFarland - Fired
Katie Walsh - Fired
John Thompson - Quit
16 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 29, 4:37pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

Fun fact! Priebus was the shortest serving chief of staff in history only lasing 189 days. 2nd place goes to Kenneth Duberstein under Reagan who made it 203 days. Reagan was also famous for having half of his cabinet go to jail on various ethics violations.
17 lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 29, 5:51pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

iwog says
Actually not proving it doesn't mean I'm a liar. It just means I know you're a disingenuous prick and you don't care what's true and what's not true


Actually you are very disingeneous.
You are actually providing the anmes of Preet bharara and Sally yates in your list-LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Talk about being disengenous.It is you who does not care about what is true. Preet Bharara was picked by trump for a cabinet position and fired/quit-LOL! Liar, liar Pants on fire.
18 lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 29, 6:02pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

Lets see in your list of names
Patrick kennedy -quit 5 days intoa trump presidency
Angela Reid-usher -oh my how important to national security-the usher is gone
Michael Short-a press aide-yup an aide
Comey-not appointed by trump
Oh and the council is an advisory board/council-not cabinet.
You know you are so used to yelling, screaming, haraunging people till they get tired and quit and then yelling you won. The few one syou couldn't "win" like Ironman, you get them banned. You haven't provided proof that he did that to Roberto aribas-if he did he certainly deserved to be banned and also maybe call the FBI -as a bomb threat or such are serious national security matters. But otherwise just stop. Oh an usher was fired.

19 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 29, 6:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

lostand confused says
You are actually providing the anmes of Preet bharara and Sally yates in your list-LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You're right. I shot-gunned it. Luckily I had PLENTY of names to work with.

How does that change the fact that Donald Trump is bloody incompetent as an administrator? Did you forget your original point? Be specific.
20 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 29, 6:39pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

lostand confused says
Comey-not appointed by trump


But kept on by Trump after the "Pledge me your loyalty!" meeting. Fucking explain to me IN DETAIL how this isn't yet another data point on how ridiculous Trump is??

lostand confused says
Oh and the council is an advisory board/council-not cabinet.


Again you CLEARLY have no idea what your point is or why you're even having this discussion. DOES THE EXACT DEFINITION OF CABINET HAVE ANY BEARING ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HIRING FAILURES? Instead of asking you this question because you're dishonest, I'll answer it for you. The answer is no.
21 lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 29, 7:26pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

iwog says
Again you CLEARLY have no idea what your point is or why you're even having this discussion. DOES THE

There you go again. Liar, liar-you are so predictable.
22 lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 29, 7:28pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

lostand confused says
So what does it mean when he hired an entire cabinet full of people he either couldn't get along with or were corrupt or outright lied or hated the administration because it's a bloody clown show? You know, the dozens who were forced to leave in the first year if not the first quarter??

You made a statement-prove it or you are a liar

You make claims , I ask you and you give me the anme of an usher, then ahve the gall to turn it on me. Shameful.
23 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 29, 8:11pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

lostand confused says
There you go again. Liar, liar-you are so predictable.


Followed by a citation of how I'm a liar with support right? Oh sorry, you don't do that........

lostand confused says
You make claims , I ask you and you give me the anme of an usher, then ahve the gall to turn it on me. Shameful.


I supported my claim. My claim was accurate although you decided the exact meaning of "cabinet" had relevance to Trump being a pathetic failure as an administrator. (It doesn't) What part do you think I lied about? I'm sure you'll answer this with a citation and support.........

24 lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 29, 8:21pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

iwog says
I supported my claim. My claim was accurate. What part do you think I lied about? I'm sure you'll answer this with a citation and suppo
iwog says
So what does it mean when he hired an entire cabinet full of people he either couldn't get along with or were corrupt or outright lied or hated the administration because it's a bloody clown show? You know, the dozens who were forced to leave in the first year if not the first quarter??


You support your claim by giving an usher, soem dude in NY, people he never hired, an aide . Where is the entire cabinet full of people ???? Then have the gall to say that supports your claim-LOL!!

You lie and now I know you knowingly do it and then come around like a nasty attack dog to get people off the tracks. I deal with worse.
25 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 29, 8:26pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

lostand confused says
You support your claim by giving an usher, soem dude in NY, people he never hired, an aide . Where is the entire cabinet full of people ???? Then have the gall to say that supports your claim-LOL!!


Okay exclude them. (although there's no reason to exclude them) How many are left?

lostand confused says
You lie and now I know you knowingly do it and then come around like a nasty attack dog to get people off the tracks. I deal with worse.


Listen you vile stupid fuck. I asked you SPECIFICALLY to cite where I lied and then support that assertion. You failed. You are continuing to fail. You are so fucking pathetic that you take an entire page full of names and say "everything you said is a lie because of these three or four people!!!". That's not supporting the assertion that I lied. That's nit picking a couple of names and then pretending all the other names on that list don't exist.

You will suck Donald Trump's dick even when he's raising the ax over your scrawny neck. You are that big of a loser.
26 lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 29, 8:42pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

iwog says
Listen you vile stupid fuck

I did you imbecile. YOu refuse to acknowledge and go about like a drunk fool.
27 lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 29, 8:43pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

iwog says
That's not supporting the assertion that I lied. That's nit picking a couple of names and then pretending all the other names on that list don't exist.

You dumb twit-I am mirroring what you have been doing the last few years in thsi forum. You just described yourself-fool.
28 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 29, 8:49pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

lostand confused says
I did you imbecile. YOu refuse to acknowledge and go about like a drunk fool.


Nope, I acknowledged it a couple of times. I also correctly stated the couple of names you want to exclude mean absolutely nothing to your arguement next to the remaining laundry list. Reply to this!!! No you wont. Of course you wont.

lostand confused says
You dumb twit-I am mirroring what you have been doing the last few years in thsi forum. You just described yourself-fool.


That's odd. You're going to win the argument by acting like someone you despise? Well I guess you lost twice then.
29 lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 29, 8:51pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

iwog says
You're going to win the argument by acting like someone you despise?

Another lie. Why would I despise you?
And where do I claim I am winning an argument. To me it is a discussion and you are entertaining. I am giving you a dose of your own medicine. You focus on tiny bits, scream liars, blah, blah, blah so you should be able to deal with it.
30 lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 29, 8:53pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

iwog says
Nope, I acknowledged it a couple of times. I also correctly stated the couple of names you want to exclude mean absolutely nothing to your arguement next to the remaining laundry list. Reply to this!!! No you wont. Of course you wont

There you go again. Here is what you wrote.lostand confused says
So what does it mean when he hired an entire cabinet full of people he either couldn't get along with or were corrupt or outright lied or hated the administration because it's a bloody clown show? You know, the dozens who were forced to leave in the first year if not the first quarter??

Don't give some stupid list and claim that subtantiates your claim-IT DOES NOT. Lying repeadtedly does not make it the truth.
31 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 29, 9:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

lostand confused says
Another lie. Why would I despise you?
And where do I claim I am winning an argument. To me it is a discussion and you are entertaining. I am giving you a dose of your own medicine. You focus on tiny bits, scream liars, blah, blah, blah so you should be able to deal with it.


Got it. Just for enjoyment. You're a troll. Nothing you say here is serious. I think we used to call this one ego defense #14. Try #8 next.........

lostand confused says
Don't give some stupid list and claim that subtantiates your claim-IT DOES NOT. Lying repeadtedly does not make it the truth.


LOL.......okay AGAIN I'm going to invite you to cite where I lied and then support that claim but yeah again, you're going to fail to do that and do something else stupid.

Par.
32 lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 29, 9:40pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

iwog says
Got it. Just for enjoyment. You're a troll. Nothing you say here is serious. I think we used to call this one ego defense #14. Try #8 next.........

So if you enjoy having a stimulating conversation and are not a full on trigglypuff-you are a troll. LOL-Democrats, democrats-a lot of things make sense to me about the left.

iwog says
LOL.......okay AGAIN I'm going to invite you to cite where I lied and then support that claim but yeah again, you're going to fail to do that and do something else stupid.

How many times do I have to and you dance around and calim you provided evidence and you never do. Rinse, repeat.

iwog says

Par

For the course.
33 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 29, 9:59pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

lostand confused says
How many times do I have to and you dance around and calim you provided evidence and you never do. Rinse, repeat.


I actually provided a very large list of people fired in the first fucking 9 months of this pathetic administration as evidence but you're an idiot so you'll keep saying "you never do."

Idiots will idiot I guess.
34 YesYNot   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 30, 3:29am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

Flynn and manafort will probably be indicted. Price and icahn left in shame. The kids are running around like confused jesters. DJT is a man of action. A chicken with its head cut off is also an animal of action. BFD. Impress us with results not lots of action.
35 lostand confused   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 30, 5:39am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

iwog says
I actually provided a very large list of people fired in the first fucking 9 months of this pathetic administration as evidence but you're an idiot so you'll keep saying "you never do."

Idiots will idiot I guess.

Idiots will be idiots I guess. Every admin has churn. YOu had the gall to provide a list that included an usher as evidence. Some elft in 5 days, others were carry overs, others were in new York , an advisory council , a press aide-you left the local drama troupe out.. I guess habitual liars just can't help themselves and think they are so clever , no one notices. I mean after pointing to that, you insisit that stupid list you provided is proof. Liar is what you are .
36 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 30, 9:42am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

lostand confused says
Every admin has churn.


False. No administration has churn like this. No administration goes on a twitter rampage every time someone leaves. You voted for a narcissistic stupid little baby and now you're stuck defending your own ego. Nothing more.
37 Tenpoundbass   ignore (6)   2017 Sep 30, 10:36am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

By time Trump is through making the Liberals remind him of what all of the rules and laws are, and put him in his place.
Trump will then enough recent precedence and recent clarification of the laws to put most of them away by their own words. Trump is essentially making the Liberals put their own case together for him.
38 iwog   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 30, 10:41am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

Tenpoundbass says
By time Trump is through making the Liberals remind him of what all of the rules and laws are, and put him in his place.


When is that supposed to start again? Remind me.

Tenpoundbass says
Trump is essentially making the Liberals put their own case together for him.


Can you even state what that "case" is?

Your scary libruls aren't even running things anymore.

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