Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigns over travel controversy

President Donald Trump’s health secretary resigned Friday, after his costly travel triggered investigations that overshadowed the administration’s agenda and angered his boss. Tom Price’s regrets and partial repayment couldn’t save his job.

The Health and Human Services secretary became the first member of the president’s Cabinet to be pushed out in a turbulent young administration that has seen several high-ranking White House aides ousted. A former GOP congressman from the Atlanta suburbs, Price served less than eight months.

Publicly, Trump had said he was “not happy” with Price for repeatedly using private charter aircraft for official trips on the taxpayer’s dime, when cheaper commercial flights would have done in many cases. Continue reading “Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigns over travel controversy”

Fri, Sept 29, 2017: Trump speaks to National Association of Manufacturers, says “era of economic surrender is over”

President Donald Trump on Friday addressed a meeting of the National Association of Manufacturers in Washington and declared that “the era of economic surrender is over.”

Trump said the newly released Republican tax reform plan would result in the “rebirth of American industry.”

Speaking before a friendly and enthusiastic audience of business owners and CEOs, the president touted what he called “a giant, beautiful, massive, the-biggest-ever-in-our-country, tax cut” for businesses, that he said is at the center of his economic revival plan. He also outlined some of the biggest changes his tax plan would make for businesses. Continue reading “Fri, Sept 29, 2017: Trump speaks to National Association of Manufacturers, says “era of economic surrender is over””

Melania Trump issues statement in response to librarian who rejected gift of Dr. Seuss books

First lady Melania Trump fired back Friday at a Massachusetts elementary school librarian who rejected her donation of Dr. Seuss books, claiming their illustrations are examples of “racist propaganda.”

Stephanie Grisham, director of communications for the first lady’s office, said in a statement to Fox News that the response was “unfortunate,” and Mrs. Trump wanted to use her platform “to help as many children as she can.” Continue reading “Melania Trump issues statement in response to librarian who rejected gift of Dr. Seuss books”