Following a controversy over his use of private jets, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has offered up his resignation and President Donald Trump has accepted.
JUST IN: WH says Price offered his resignation earlier today and the President accepted. pic.twitter.com/rncP4XxT44
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Price was struggling to deal with the fallout from the revelations that he spent over $1 million in taxpayer funds on chartered and military flights. He offered to pay for his seat on those flights, which came to about $52,000. Of course, based on the price tag of the private flights he chartered, that amount was looked at by many as grossly insufficient.
Meanwhile, with the scandal blowing up, the president expressed his dissatisfaction with Price, stating that he was unhappy with his HHS secretary. And during a presser this afternoon, Trump said that the situation would be resolved by this evening.
Well, that certainly seems to be the case.
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