WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said on Thursday he believed he still has President Trump’s confidence, a day after the president said he was not happy with Price over reports the health secretary had used private planes for official travel.
“I think we’ve still got the confidence of the president,” Price told reporters who asked whether he expected to be fired over the matter.
“We’re going to work through this,” he said, following a public event in Washington about the flu season.
Price has taken at least two dozen private charter flights since May at a cost to taxpayers of about $300,000, according to Politico, which first reported the travel. Trump said on Wednesday he was looking into the matter, as is a House of Representatives committee.
Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Bernadette Baum