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Price Says He Has Trump's 'Confidence' Amid Jet Controversy

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 11:19 AM

Tom Price turned up for a speaking engagement at the National Press Club on Thursday morning, giving no sign he would soon leave his job despite a widening scandal over his travel.

Price, the Health and Human Services secretary, is facing investigations by Congress and his own agency's inspector general over what Politico has reported are at least 24 private flights with costs to taxpayers totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he was looking "very closely" at the possibility of firing Price. A White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the secretary had spoken with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and didn't offer his resignation.

On his way into the Thursday appearance, Price ignored shouted questions about his future. But after receiving a flu shot on stage at the event, he sounded upbeat. 

"We're going to work through this. I think we've still got the confidence of the president and we continue to work on important issues like the flu," Price said.

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Tom Price turned up for a speaking engagement at the National Press Club on Thursday morning, giving no sign he would soon leave his job despite a widening scandal over his travel.
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