Trump’s health boss goes
DONALD Trump’s health secretary, Tom Price, has resigned after costly charter flights triggered investigations and angered the President.
The Health and Human Services Secretary became the first member of the President’s Cabinet to leave office in a turbulent young administration that has seen several highranking White House aides ousted.
Mr Price served less than eight months.
Mr Trump had said he was “not happy” with Mr Price for hiring private charters on the taxpayers’ dime for official travel, when cheaper commercial flights would have worked.
Mr Price is a “good man,” Mr Trump said, but “I don’t like the optics,” he said.
Mr Price, an orthopedic surgeon turned politician, rose to Budget Committee chairman in the House, where he was known as a fiscal conservative.
Mr Trump touted him as a conservative policy expert who could write a new health care Bill to replace the Obama-era Affordable Care Act.
The perception of Mr Price jetting around while GOP politicians fought to repeal “Obamacare” raised eyebrows on Capitol Hill.