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SKIP KILPATRICK
09-29-2017, 03:37 PM
It's Friday! Time to fire someone?


from: CNN





CNN)President Donald Trump said he will decide Friday evening whether to retain his health secretary Tom Price amid a growing private plane scandal (http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/29/politics/tom-price-private-planes/index.html)that has engulfed the administration.Departing the White House for his golf club in New Jersey, Trump told reporters Price was a "very fine man," but that he was undecided on his fate.
"We're going to make a decision sometime tonight," Trump said.

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He bemoaned the optics of the matter, which he said obscured what otherwise had been a cost-saving tenure.
"It's not a question of confidence -- I was disappointed because i didn't like it cosmetically or otherwise. I was disappointed. And you know, this is an administration that saves hundreds of millions of dollars on renegotiating things, on new trade deals that will be -- you'll be seeing the results very soon," Trump said. "We're renegotiating NAFTA, we renegotiating so many things and making much better deals. You'll be seeing other things come up. So I don't like to see somebody that, perhaps, there's the perception that it wasn't right."

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Moments later, as he boarded Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, Trump said he hadn't yet received an offer of resignation from Price.


But White House officials, speaking anonymously to describe internal matters, said they expected such an offer to be made soon.
"I'm disappointed in him," Trump said on the tarmac of the airbase. "He's a good man but I'm disappointed."
Trump has fumed about Price's use of private jets to travel around the country on routes easily accessible by commercial means. He's been encouraged by some advisers to fire Price in a show of authority, but as of Thursday Trump has indicated in private he's not ready to dismiss the former congressman.
Price said Thursday he would reimburse the US government for the cost of his private air travel, though not for the full cost of chartering the planes, which ran into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Instead, a spokesperson for HHS said Price would cut a check to the US Treasury for $51,887.31, the amount for his seat on the private flights he took.
"By paying for my portions of these trips, I think it's a huge demonstration. It's unique. It's never been done before, unprecedented, as I'm told," Price said on Fox News.
The explanation did little to dampen Trump's fury over the situation, however. He believed Price's repayment move half-baked, and is still considering dismissing him.
Asked by CNN's Greg Wallace Thursday afternoon if he planned to stay in his job, Price said: "Absolutely."
The White House said Thursday it was considering adopting new oversight of administration officials' use of private planes (http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/28/politics/donald-trump-cabinet-taxes/index.html).

skuthorp
09-29-2017, 03:42 PM
Hmm, too much use of aircraft unnecessarily all on the public purse is bad?
And Donald is doing what on his weekend golf trips?

SKIP KILPATRICK
09-29-2017, 03:46 PM
Hmm, too much use of aircraft unnecessarily all on the public purse is bad?
And Donald is doing what on his weekend golf trips?


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It's good to be the King!

SKIP KILPATRICK
09-29-2017, 03:48 PM
Well that was quick!

http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?229279-Another-one-bites-the-dust

SMARTINSEN
09-29-2017, 03:48 PM
Price has tendered his resignation, and the president has accepted it.

Up next, Zinke.

SKIP KILPATRICK
09-29-2017, 03:51 PM
Ten little Injuns standin' in a line,
One toddled home and then there were nine;

Nine little Injuns swingin' on a gate,
One tumbled off and then there were eight.

Eight little Injuns gayest under heav'n.
One went to sleep and then there were seven;

Seven little Injuns cuttin' up their tricks,
One broke his neck and then there were six.

Six little Injuns all alive,
One kicked the bucket and then there were five;

Five little Injuns on a cellar door,
One tumbled in and then there were four.

Four little Injuns up on a spree,
One got fuddled and then there were three;

Three little Injuns out on a canoe,
One tumbled overboard and then there were two

Two little Injuns foolin' with a gun,
One shot t'other and then there was one;

One little Injun livin' all alone,
He got married and then there were none.[1] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Little_Indians#cite_note-Opie1997-1)

elf
09-29-2017, 04:01 PM
Astounding how slimy these people are. How many other people were on that privately chartered flight?

LeeG
09-29-2017, 04:07 PM
"Departing the White House for his golf club in New Jersey"

Great optics

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/puerto-ricos-humanitarian-crisis-nowhere-more-obvious-than-at-hospitals/2017/09/28/a201bc0a-a47b-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.3c797bc8fdda

Domingo Cruz, a San Jorge administrator, said his hospital desperately needs a steady supply of fuel. Some staff members are staying at the hospital so as not to waste gas commuting.

“Nothing can function without power,” Cruz said. “Outside right now, we have a tank that holds 4,000 gallons of diesel. The hospital’s two combined building use 1,500 gallons every day.”

skuthorp
09-29-2017, 04:11 PM
Well the solution, if there is one, is in your own hands, no other country can really help you out of this.

Jim Bow
09-29-2017, 04:16 PM
I guess he forgot the opening line of the oath he once held sacred: "DO NO HARM"

Nicholas Scheuer
09-29-2017, 05:04 PM
World biglyest a-- hole fires worthy contender for the title. If Our POS POTUS has a single redeeming value I have yet to see it.

Chris Smith porter maine
09-29-2017, 05:11 PM
Awe come on guys he is now draining the swamp, you know the one he built just like he promised.

Gerarddm
09-29-2017, 05:15 PM
By the time this is over, the number of ranking officials disgraced and or forced out will top Nixon's and Reagan's combined.

Rich Jones
09-29-2017, 06:57 PM
Price beat The Donald to the punch, resigning instead of letting DT gleefully bellow, "Your fired!". I'll bet that DT is pissed that Price quit before he could fire him.