Tom Price’s Private-Plane Flight Into Trump Oblivion

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Amy Sorkin, The New Yorker
At what point did Tom Price, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, who was forced to resign on Friday after a series of Politico stories on his flights on private-charter and military planes, become too much for Donald Trump? Perhaps it was when Price proved inept at bluffing his way out of a scandal. On Thursday, Price had said, in a statement, “The taxpayers won’t pay a dime for my seat on those planes.” He would, he said, write a personal check immediately. By then, Politico had uncovered twenty-six private flights that together cost taxpayers more than four hundred…