"I am not happy about it and I let him know it."
President Trump indicated on Wednesday that he may fire his Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who has come under scrutiny after a report that he has flown a private plane for government business at taxpayers’ expenses on multiple occasions.
“I was looking into it and I will look into it and I will tell you personally, I’m not happy about it,” Trump told reporters Wednesday at the White House before embarking on a trip to Indiana to discuss tax reform. “I am not happy about it and I let him know it.”
When reporters asked if Price would be fired, Trump merely responded, “we’ll see.”
Politico reported earlier this month that Price had flown on a private charter plane—at the expense of taxpayers—at least 24 times since May, trips estimated to exceed $30,000.
Price, who was former a Georgia Congressman, also came under scrutiny before his confirmation hearings in January after CNN reported he had bought over $1000 of shares in a medical device manufacturing firm just days before he introduced legislation that would have benefited the firm by delaying a regulation. At the time, Trump’s transition team defended Price, saying the broker had bought the shares and he did not know about it.