Stealing thunder from a promised verdict by Donald Trump, Tom Price quit Friday as secretary of Health and Human Services.
His exit, reported by multiple sources, comes in the wake of outrage over his using taxpayers money to take him ad his staff on various outings via private jet. Price vowed to repay only his seat cost — $50,000 — rather than the million the plane cost to operate.
“The scandal infuriated Trump, who viewed the controversy as a needless distraction from his agenda,” CNN reported.
“Over the course of the week, Trump fumed to aides about Price’s flights, which he deemed ‘stupid,’ according to multiple sources. Instead of moving past the storm, Price’s offer to reimburse the government for only a fraction of the flights’ costs enraged Trump further.”