BREAKING NEWS From The WHITE HOUSE… President Trump Just FIRED Top Official

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is OUT! He resigned on Friday amid widespread criticism of his private plane trips, at the expense of us taxpaying Americans. Price is officially the first Trump Cabinet secretary to leave the administration.

“Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price offered his resignation earlier today and the President accepted. The President intends to designate Don J. Wright of Virginia to serve as Acting Secretary, effective at 11:59 p.m. on September 29, 2017. Mr. Wright currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

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There has been widespread speculation that Price would be shown the door, so to speak.

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Ever since it was revealed that Price flew on private charters on the tax-payer dime to visit community health centers in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania President Trump has given indications he was considering firing Price. Shortly before the brief White House statement late Friday, the president acknowledged he was considering ousting the HHS secretary.

“He’s a very fine man, but we’re going to make a decision sometime tonight,” the president told reporters before boarding Marine One at the White House.

Politico reported that he also took a government-funded private jet in August to St. Simons Island, a Georgia resort where his family owns land, ahead of an address at a medical conference.

The outlet also reported this week that he took military aircraft for official trips to Africa, Europe and Asia, costing taxpayers more than $500,000.

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 Alex Pappas at Fox News reports that Price said Thursday that he would reimburse the government for a portion of the costly charter flights he used to travel to various engagements at taxpayer expense.

Senior department sources told Fox News that the total amount of money Price will repay is $51,887.31, though that represents a fraction of the total cost.

Price described the repayment as “unprecedented.”

“[It’s] never been done, to our understanding, before by a secretary, in spite of the fact that previous administrations have had secretaries that flew an awful lot,” Price said on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier.”

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YouTube video courtesy of Fox News

“Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price explains his use of chartered flights for government business, responds to White House’s noncommittal response to question on Price’s future.”

Price vowed in a statement, before his resignation, that “I will take no more private charter flights as Secretary of HHS. No exceptions.”

Too little too late brother.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, the president referenced how officials with the Obama administration also used government planes.

“If you look at the Obama administration, and you take a look at the amount of time that they spent in the air, they spent a lot of time in the air,” Trump said.

According to statistics provided by a senior administration official, the Trump White House has authorized fewer trips on military planes for senior officials than the Obama administration did during the first eight months in office.

From Jan. 20 to Sept. 19, the Trump administration authorized 77 military flights, while the Obama administration allowed 94 flights during the same time period, according to the stats. Some of those trips were taken by Obama officials who were required to use government aircraft.

But there’s a double standard- Obama could do and say whatever the f he wanted and no one blinked an eye.

Electing Obama was the beginning of the end of America as we know it.

Unbelievable.

 

TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

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