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>> I'm gonna look at it, I am not happy about it and I let him know it.>> President Trump on Wednesday, expressing displeasure with Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price, after reporters asked about several expensive private charter jets that his cabinet member reportedly used for government work and personal trips.
>> He spent a lot of money on that charter plane. Is that cool?>> I was looking into it and I will look into, and I will tell you personally, I'm not happy about it. I am not happy about it.>>
]>> Politico first reported that Price took at least two dozen charter flights since May, at a cost to US taxpayers of about $300,000.
As a congressman, Price often criticized quote, the fiscal irresponsibility of private plane use by government officials.>> Even posting a TV appearance, saying as much on Twitter. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee opening an investigation this week into travel by Trump's top officials. The Health Department's Inspector General also looking into Price's travel.
>> They're conducting both an internal and an IG review, and all travels on private charter has been suspended until that's completed.>> Price is not the only top official getting heat for pricey travel. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is facing scrutiny over his use of a government plane to fly to Kentucky, where he and his wife viewed the solar eclipse.
And the EPA's Inspector General is investigating the frequent travels of Scott Pruitt, the head of that department. His many trips to his home state of Oklahoma fueling speculation that he intends to run for a Senate seat. As for Price, his Cabinet position may already be on shaky ground after multiple failed attempts by Republicans to pass healthcare legislation.
Trump chose Price as his Secretary of Health and Human Services because of his commitment to repealing ObamaCare. When Trump was asked Wednesday if he will fire Price, he told reporters, We'll see.>> I'm going to look at it