Tom Price, the Health and Human Services Secretary, resigned today amid the scandal over his use of private airplanes. Speaking less than an hour before the resignation was announced, Trump bemoaned the optics of the matter, which he said obscured what otherwise had been a cost-saving tenure. Trump said.
“I was disappointed because I didn’t like it, cosmetically or otherwise.“
But the appearance of a millionaire Cabinet secretary flying routes easily navigated by far cheaper means proved an optics nightmare for an administration already accused of being out of touch with regular Americans.
The resignation was announced as Trump flew aboard Air Force One for yet another weekend at his golf club in New Jersey, at the expense of tax payers. Price offered a rosy picture of his future just last night, telling CNN that he “absolutely” planned to stay on as health secretary.
Yeah, no. Buh-bye. (Photo, YouTube; via CNN)