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Tom Price Confirms That Trump Was Upset Over Private Flights: ‘He Wasn’t Happy’

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has been hounded by recent reports that he cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars to take dozens of chartered flights over the past few months. The brewing controversy was addressed by President Donald Trump earlier today as he told reporters that he wasn’t happy with Price for his private jet use.

After releasing a statement this afternoon saying he will pay for his seat on the flights — but the entire cost of the flights he chartered — Price appeared on Fox News’ Special Report to talk about the issue.

Anchor Bret Baier brought up that Price said earlier today that he thinks he still has the “full confidence of the president,” asking him why he thinks that is the case. As Price proceeded to give a boilerplate answer, the Fox News host asked him if he had spoken to the president.

“He’s talked about it and as he’s said publicly he wasn’t happy,” Price replied. “He expressed that to me very clearly.”

He added that he wouldn’t divulge any personal conversations he’s had with Trump but reiterated that POTUS was upset with him.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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