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The Steep Price Tag For Trump Official's Private Jet Travel Emerges Online

By Jonna Ivin-Patton

 The White House has approved more than $1 million in travel costs since May for  Tom Price, the Health and Human Services Secretary, to fly military jets to Europe and Asia. 


Since this information became public knowledge, Price has resigned and promised to pay back the money for the cost of his own seat on the charted flights, but not that of his staff,  a total of $50,000 out of the overall cost of $400,000. Taxpayers will pick up the remainder of the cost. 

During a press conference on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed the White House had no role in approving charted flights, but that has since been proven false––in fact a White House official did approve the flights.