Trump targets own health secretary
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed his displeasure with his own health secretary Tom Price, who is accused of repeatedly using a tax-payer funded private jet for private purposes.
Trump said he was “not happy” with the former doctor and when asked whether Price will be fired, Trump said “we’ll see.”
“I was looking into it and I will look into it, and I will tell you personally I’m not happy about it,” Trump said.
“I am not happy about it. I’m going to look at it. I am not happy about it and I let him know it.”
The unusual public rebuke comes as Price and other cabinet members are being investigated by the Republican-controlled Congress for their use of “government-owned aircraft or private non-commercial aircraft” for “official and personal travel.”
According to Politico, Price used taxpayer funds to rent a plane to go to an island retreat and to places he owns property.
Price has also been involved in Trump’s failed efforts to overturn Obama-era healthcare reforms.