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Price on Trump: 'When He Sees People Hurting, It Hurts Him'

By    |   Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:50 AM

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump’s recent trip to Texas, which has been criticized for disrupting relief efforts.

Price traveled with Trump to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. On the way back to Washington, he told reporters that the president’s "love for the American people and concern about their welfare is unending," according to the Associated Press.

"His heart goes out to them, as does everybody’s heart," he added.

"The president has a great passion for the American people," Price said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends."

"When he sees people hurting, it hurts him," he added.

Price noted that the federal government will try to "fill the gaps" for people with medical conditions that cannot see their physician.

"Most individuals that are harmed by a major storm like this, and a major flooding episode, aren’t harmed by the storm itself, but have challenges later because of their medical conditions," he said.

"All of the things that we consider normal in the course of our day-to-day activities, those things are interrupted, and that’s where the federal government comes in. That’s where HHS comes in, and makes sure those gaps are filled," Price continued.

While in Texas, Trump caused an awkward moment when he appeared to forget Price’s title while introducing the cabinet members who traveled with him to Texas, according to Death and Taxes.

"I want to thank my people. Ben Carson is here, as you know, from HUD," Trump said. "And Linda McMahon from Small Business. This isn’t small business, Linda, this is big business when you add it all up. You’re going to be giving away many, many millions of dollars to help people out."

But when Trump introduced Price, he simply said, "And Tom Price, as you know," to Texas Gov. Jim Abbott. "Dr. Tom Price, you have your people in the field, Tom."

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