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Tom Price resigns from Trump cabinet for spending habits

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Tom Price, former health and human services secretary officially resigned from his position on Friday. Prior to his resignation, Price had received criticism for taking charter flights at the government’s expense, which is directly funded by taxpayer dollars. According to the New York Times and Politico, Price had racked up over $400,000 in travel expenses on chartered jets this year. In addition to this, Price took military aircraft to Africa, Europe, and Asia, bringing his bill to over $1 million.  He offered to reimburse the government for $51,887.31, which would cover the cost of his seat on the flights, but not of his staffers. Price’s actions threatened one of President Donald Trump’s key campaign promises to drain the swamp of Washington. His resignation letter read, “I regret that the recent events have created a distraction from these important objectives. Success on these issues is more important than any one person. In order for you to move forward without further disruption, I am officially tendering my resignation.” Trump appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary Don J. White as acting secretary.

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