President Trump says he's not happy with Tom Price

Price 'I think we've still got the confidence of the president'

Price 'I think we've still got the confidence of the president'

"It is clear to me that in this case, I was not sensitive enough to my concern for the taxpayer", Price said. But now, a Politico investigation revealed that over the last five months, Price racked up more than $400,000 for private jets, paid for by you - the taxpayer.

It appears a series of expensive charter flights are quickly catching up with President Trump's Health and Human Services Secretary.

"I was looking into it and I will look into it".

Responding to the disclosures, Trump said, "I am not happy about it. I know as well as anyone that the American people want to know that their hard-earned dollars are being spent wisely by government officials".

"I think we've still got the confidence of the president and we continue to work on important issues like the flu", Price said.

A spokesperson for the Inspector General, now reviewing the case, said, "we take this matter very seriously, and when questions arose about potentially inappropriate travel, we immediately began assessing the issue".

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Politico previously reported that Price had taken upwards of 26 charter flights while in office, at a cost of almost $400,000. He also said he wouldn't take any more charter flights as Health secretary.

Price did not answer questions Thursday about whether he regretted taking the charter flights.

Price's office had initially said the secretary's demanding schedule sometimes did not permit the use of commercial airline flights. "But we'll see what happens with Mr. Bannon", Trump said.

'And so we're continuing to look at ways to bring that back, under the places where the White House has that direct control and authority, which is under military aircraft, which we've cut back significantly at this point, ' she said.

The letters were signed by the committee's chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and its ranking Democrat, Elijah Cummings of Maryland. He's a former orthopedic surgeon who once practiced in an inner city hospital. Price is not covering the cost for support staff and others who flew with him on those charter planes, staff who otherwise would have flown commercial.

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