Tom Price resigns as health secretary over private plane uproar
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Tom Price resigns as health secretary over private plane uproar

By anonymous following x   2017 Sep 29, 2:30pm 1,399 views   17 comments   watch   sfw   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.

#GOP #Price

1   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.
2   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.

3   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.
4   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   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.
5   Tenpoundbass   ignore (8)   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.