REPORT: Trump Is Furious That Tom Price’s Private Jet Scandal Has Overshadowed His Tax Reform Launch

The Associated Press reports:

President Donald Trump has been telling associates that his health chief has become a distraction, overshadowing his agenda and undermining his campaign promise to “drain the swamp” of corruption, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price was trying to hang on to his job Friday amid continuing questions over his use of private charter flights on official business at a cost of several hundred thousand dollars. Price had offered public regrets and a partial repayment Thursday, but that didn’t seem to calm the furor, particularly in the White House.

Trump is deeply frustrated with Price and has grown increasingly annoyed by the stream of reports about the health secretary’s expensive air travel, according to three people familiar with Trump’s private discussions who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

He’s also told people close to him that he believes Price’s run of bad headlines stepped on the administration’s launch of its tax plan. And he has told people he believes that Price didn’t do enough to sell the ill-fated GOP plan to “repeal and replace” the Obama health law.

  • Tawreos

    Never get in the toddler in chief’s spotlight!

  • Gustav2
  • Lazycrockett

    He should be happy, cause when people look at the tax plan closely.

    https://twitter.com/ObsoleteDogma/status/913835792698617856

    • The_Wretched

      And that’s just on the broad outlines. It’ll be even more generous in how the details work out.

      • clay

        and when you add in the elimination of the alternative minimum tax, the strengthening of the pass-through deduction, maintaining the mortgage interest deduction, and lowering the capital gains, let alone elimination of the estate tax . . . plus lowering the business tax (notice that they aren’t so quick to mention which business tax deductions they’re keeping around) . . . if those wealthy are wealthy by shuffling money and investments (highly likely) or mixing personal and business income (like Trump), they’re going to benefit a LOT!

  • Bluto

    me me me me me me me me me me….

    Meanwhile, miss twin towers & the royal ginger snap.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/01c09ff9d602757451348d293b8db0000e397dd16c48c725f4c425707feb4f42.jpg

    • Tawreos

      Does Melania ever look like she is happy to be somewhere?

      • Gustav2

        That is her Botoxed smile.

        • Tawreos

          It probably depressed her to know that after some time with a prince she had to go back to the frog

          • Lazycrockett

            She saw the light at the end of the tunnel and almost escaped with her parachute baby til Drumpf won the election.

        • stuckinthewoods

          She must be exhausted straining to get those botoxed mouth muscles curled that high.

        • JoeNCA

          “If only the nerves in my face could still send signals to my cheeks, they’d show you just how happy I am!” – Karen Walker

      • Rex

        They told me I meet Prince.
        Unhappy he won’t sing Purple Rain.

      • Nowhereman

        Are culottes back?

        • Stogiebear

          NO

          • PickyPecker

            Gauchos?

      • OldGuy

        The day the gay teacher with a fan was in the Oval Office, she really looked like she was genuinely smiling/laughing. The only time that I recall of her being spontaneous.

        • stuckinthewoods

          They had to up her dose of botox after that. She was showing sign of developing tolerance.

      • kelven

        She is where the term “resting bitch face” comes from.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          With an assist by Botox Dysport, her favourite dermatological ‘helper’

      • lymis

        No doubt her Kremlin handlers assured her, “He’s old and has an unhealthy lifestyle. You’ll inherit in a few years” and she’s pissed it hasn’t worked out that way.

        • bzrd

          I think the russkis just told her that when the Resident Nazi dies, she has to pay back all his loans to them

      • Dagoril

        Her face has been paralyzed intentionally to prevent wrinkles.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        My understanding is, that is what divorce is for

    • Gustav2
      • Tawreos

        The kid needs to aim higher, I would have tried to swipe the Prince.

      • Mark McGovern

        Wonderful on this the day we await the arrival of our first grand daughter!

      • Ernest Endevor

        Make him stop being adorable. It’s interfering with my anti-royals bigotry.

        • Gustav2

          Now that he is 5th, soon to be 6th, he has grown into himself.

        • Nowhereman

          I’ll take the British Royal family over the Trump-Kushner crime family any old day!

          • Gustav2

            You know, in the long run, the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg-Saxe-Colburg-Gothas may be less expensive than the Trumps.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Haven’t they now taken the surname of “Windsor,” as well?

          • Gustav2

            Mountbatten-Windsor for Harry and William. William sometimes uses Wales.I think Harry did also in the service.

            Mountbatten-Windsor is the personal surname used by the male-line descendants of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Under a declaration made in Privy Council in 1960, the name Mountbatten-Windsor applies to male-line descendants of the Queen without royal styles and titles.[1] Individuals with royal styles do not usually use a surname, but some descendants of the Queen with royal styles have used Mountbatten-Windsor when a surname was required.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountbatten-Windsor

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Right. I forgot about the exploding Mountbattens.(*)

            (*) iirc, there was a (short-lived) punk band by this name, also

          • Gustav2

            Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg above comes from the “Mountbatten” side.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Yes, through Edward VII’s sister, Alice, who married Louis IV of Hesse. But HM The Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh are still third cousins, no? (They have a common pair of great-great-grandparents, Queen Victoria and Prince Consort Francis Albert.)

          • Amanda B. Rekendwith

            Is this correct? I thought the S-H-S-G is Prince Philip’s father’s side. Philip’s mother was a Battenberg.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Yes, but the Mountbattens are part of the Battenberg clan. According to wikipedia, one name is derived from the other, which began to be used during WWI, when anti-German feeling in England was high.

            [Edited to add: “Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, the consort of Queen Elizabeth II, adopted the surname of Mountbatten from his mother’s family in 1947, although he is a member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg by patrilineal descent.” –wikipedia.

            They’re very highly in-bred!

          • Amanda B. Rekendwith

            I do realize that, but my point is that the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg line is Prince Philip’s father’s “line” and has nothing to do with the Battenberg/Mountbatten “line.” While Prince Philip took the name Mountbatten, he is still of the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg dynasty.

          • Phillip in L.A.
          • Gustav2

            True S-H-S-G not really the Battenberg/Mountbatten side, but from Phillip Mountbatten.
            My brevity got the best of me of me

          • Amanda B. Rekendwith

            Thanks, Gustav2. I have been fascinated by Prince Philip’s lineage for some time. While the ‘slight of hand’ in his choosing Mountbatten as a surname helped to decrease the suspicion (at the time) around his Greek and Danish origins, I think it also swept away some important aspects of his heritage.
            I think it’s amazing that he is a direct line descendant of Mary Queen of Scots and yet also of Catherine the Great and Tsar Nicholas I.

          • Gustav2

            That was very “common,” Looking to Germany for a suitable royal for marriage was easy because each “county” had a royal house, even after Bismark’s unification.

          • DoctorDJ

            “Exploding?” Hmmm. Not so funny, given the details:
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Mountbatten,_1st_Earl_Mountbatten_of_Burma

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Maybe you have missed some of the point of punk-rock? 😉 It’s not really supposed to be funny.

          • DoctorDJ

            Then they succeeded.

          • Grumpy Old Man

            But, but you left out the Hohenzollerns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQQ5sEOhbjQ

          • Ernest Endevor

            Say what you like, the roils do know what fork to use.

        • another_steve

          Boy is aging very well. Very well indeed. Not all men do.

          He’s getting better looking with every passing year.

          • Todd20036

            Sorry Steve, he isn’t Jewish, and he isn’t a billionaire.

          • Gustav2

            And won’t inherit that much of the good jewelry.

          • another_steve
          • Ernest Endevor

            It’s the flaunting of the gingery-coppery hotness that I find deplorable. It’s interfering with my deeply held-beliefs regarding the royal collections and who pays for the upkeep which is just. not. right.
            https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/search#/page/1

            It seems that granddad’s hotness gene skipped a generation.

          • another_steve

            Oh I dunno… you Brits have such a long and amazing cultural legacy; I’m glad you place emphasis on its maintenance and upkeep.

            We visited the collection at the Tower of London, once. The crowns and jewels and shit. Amazing.

            My queerness went into overdrive.

          • Gustav2

            What is in the Tower technically belongs to the sovereign and the state at the same time. That is not the personal jewelry she could hock for pocket change or gift you upon marriage.

          • Ernest Endevor

            The crown jools belong to the nation and its upkeep is therefor paid for by citizens of said state – whether they want to or not. And yes, they’re impressive, though they mostly make me think of terrible head/neck pains and endless polishing. I’m referring to the monarch’s massive private collections. Though since the scandal of the fire at Windsor palace and subsequent insurance debate I think that might have been amended. The online website for the collections is fascinating though the pictures tend to be pretty shiteous. Next time you’re planning a trip, write to Buckingham palace and book a tour. Say you’re writing a history on the lave affair between Noël Coward and prince whatsit (it did happen, I just can’t remember his name.) That should get you in.

          • another_steve

            We did tour the palace and accompanying gardens when we were there in 2004. Quite impressive.

            My husband was a classmate of former President Bill Clinton, who was gracious enough to have us visit at the White House during his term in office. So I’ve seen our royal residence, close-up, too.

            A mere shack, compared to what you got goin’ there, at Buckingham Palace.

          • ColdCountry

            A real dump?

          • another_steve
          • BudClark

            I skipped the Tower of London in favour of Evensong at St. Paul’s. Mother was FURIOUS; *I* was in HEAVEN!

          • another_steve

            Ironically, St. Paul’s was the one major “attraction” in London that we didn’t get to.

            To this day, I don’t know why. You see it from every direction – sitting, as it does, atop the highest point in the City of London.

          • Jamie_Johnson

            On behalf of the American people, let’s swap. You take Trump and his ilk, we’ll take Betty Deuce and hers. Yeah, I know we’re going to have to sweeten the pot… how about an extra $quadrillion?

      • Treant

        Trump would slap her hand and tell her mother to get her the fuck out of there.

        His Highness has class.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          “His Royal Highness,” no?

      • ClevelandJim

        I saw that video yesterday and got all “awwwww” over it. Such a wonderful, human moment. Really points out the difference between their heirs and Cheeto’s heirs.

      • AmeriCanadian
        • Christopher

          He has ALWAYS had the “Devil made me do it” smile.

          I love it!

        • Robincho

          Harry’s hot because Charles is NOT the baby daddy…

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Probably true, but please don’t let Mr Al-Fayed find out (unless he already knows, being the ‘mastermind’ behind the Princess of Wales’–and his own son’s–death)

          • BudClark

            ???

      • DonnaLee

        I’ve never seen him at a regular event before, he’s unbelievably cute!

    • PickyPecker

      LOLOLOL

      • Lazycrockett

        I wanted to say one more thing bout the recipe yesterday. I half it or you are gonna have a lot of ghoulash. 🙂

        • PickyPecker

          From the looks of it, I’d say would be several dinners for us. Would probably keep in the fridge for a while too.
          Turn out well?

          • Lazycrockett

            Delish,

        • Phillip in L.A.

          How can one ever have too much ghoulash? Asking for a Hungarian friend

    • trouble94114

      And I’m sure that this outfit cost more than my car, but it really doesn’t flatter her at all. It almost looks like it shrank in the wash

      • another_steve

        Looks kinda like a maternity outfit.

        Has Jared been fucking her again?

        • PickyPecker

          I thought you were supposed to have a collar on that randy boy by now.

          • another_steve

            Orthodox Jews tend to rebel at that sort of thing. I know how to deal with it, though.

            I’ll withhold food and water.

        • trouble94114

          I thought Jared only had eyes for you. Has he been a bad boy and been unfaithful?

          • another_steve

            Ivanka doesn’t understand the male body. I do.

            Jared will thank me one day.

    • Rex

      They made the arm caps from the sofa into her culottes.

    • another_steve

      For a former porn performer, she sure doesn’t know how to pose for a picture, does she.

      • Rex

        Give her a thong and handcuffs and watch her transform.

        • Tawreos

          Getting her away from her soon as they are out of the White House ex probably wouldn’t hurt either.

    • Jeffg166

      Who dressed her? I thought she was suppose to be fashionable.

      • kaydenpat

        She looks very frumpy in that outfit.

        • Adam King

          She looks depressed as hell in picture after picture.

          • bzrd

            I keep reminding everyone that mining for gold 24/7 is tiring

          • kaydenpat

            If I had to lay up under that Orange Pig even once, I’d be beyond depressed.

          • Zeldacat

            Welp, that’s it. The very thought has turned me gay. Hello, ladies!

      • DavidAZ

        Highwaters? Seriously? Last time I saw this was on my grandfather at his 91st Bday gala. In 1956. His belt buckle rested just under his neck. Not pretty then, not pretty now.

    • Adam King

      What a weird, awkward length that pants-like garment is. Especially with those shoes. Is she trying to direct everyone’s attention to the ugly tops of her feet?

    • shellback

      Is he giving some sort hand signal? If not, what an odd way to grasp your jacket.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        Shhhhh, he’s a 43º Mason

    • bzrd

      LOL
      what a dump she is!
      and a grumpy one, at that

    • ColdCountry

      Gawd, that’s an ugly outfit she’s wearing!

  • trouble94114

    And the simple fact that Price’s problem has overshadowed Trump will be the real reason Price will be given his walking papers. Forget about the chartered planes, that would be fine if it didn’t draw the spotlight for Donny Little Hands.

    • Bad Tom

      The press that Price’s scandal is getting is of course out of Price’s hands. I’m sure he would like for it to go away too.

  • Blake Jordan

    Why would he not want people distracted form his tax plan too?

    The richest are getting significant tax cuts, while the poorer are getting a tax increase!!!

    Couple increased taxes with reduction of “government assisted” services, or at least the quality of those services… middle class people downwards (comprising a lot of the hardcore maga nuts) are totally fucked!!!!

  • Jeffg166

    Didn’t give him a heart attack doesn’t matter.

  • PickyPecker
    • JWC

      Oh and BTW those drapes are utterly tacky

      • RoFaWh

        That’s Trump’s conception of “classy” interior decoration.

        Everybody else calls it what you said: tacky.

      • Jay George

        Were they always pee yellow?

        • John Christenson

          Think not

        • bzrd

          no

      • KCMC

        Bunting.

      • Gustav2

        Those are the Clinton drapes.

        • JWC

          They may resemble the Clinton drapes but in all honety would Donny have anything in the Oval Office denoting any reference to Obama or Clinton Possible exact copies which Donny is ignorant of

          • Gustav2

            The drapes were in storage, the White House Curators save everything.

          • John Christenson

            Then they never told Donny he would throw a fit

          • Gustav2

            Or he enjoys rubbing it their faces.

      • Phillip in L.A.

        I don’t care much for any of the ‘interior decorating’–the colours are AWFUL together

        • clay

          Makes me wonder what the colors of his military boys school were.

        • JWC

          Trumpy has a penchance for the color Gold

    • Uncle Mark

      Looks like someone’s ready for some football !!

      • Christopher

        Or a nap.

        DEFINITELY ready for a time out.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Gerry Fisher

      mmm-hmmm!

    • Christopher
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    • kaydenpat

      That’s why I’m pro-choice.

      • Prost Seattle

        Abortion should be safe, and legal to the age of 18.

        — Most parents at some point.

        • kaydenpat

          Lol!!

        • BudClark

          Donnie is the poster boy for retroactive post-partum abortion.

  • JWC

    Trump. you dumb sack of shit , The Presidency is not a popularity contest It can be but that is not a concept you have to worry about. you are the most ill informed, ignorant man to every occupy that office (in your case Orifice) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/eead4b641871c9d4cacb58b909558370535bcb7671723fd294631d0a4a291b4d.jpg

    • bzrd

      and he’s working hard on being the fattest and fugliest

  • another_steve

    Bring me Jared.

    In chains.

  • -M-

    Nominate and confirm a clown, expect a circus.

  • Rex

    Trump’s furious, must be Friday.

    • PickyPecker

      ‘FIRING FRIDAY’……my money’s on Price.

    • RoFaWh

      Trump’s furious; must be that the sun came up this morning.

      • Bad Tom

        …and it’s going back down soon. Very scary.

  • Rex

    Go ahead, fire him.
    I’m sure there’s someone worse to take his place in the swamp.

    • Tawreos

      They are running out of people that want to have anything to do with him. Sooner or later he is going to be down to nominating Roger Stone and Alex Jones for positions

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Is this the day his head explodes?

    • Tawreos

      I doubt we will ever get that lucky. We can dream though

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Yes please! I would also like a video of it so I can watch it on a loop 24/7.

      https://youtu.be/pjnZO5ZgWE8

    • friendlynerd

      I just hope we can keep up the pressure until he has a rage stroke.

      • RoFaWh

        My personal hope is that Trump has his stroke in front of a large audience, causing him to first lose bladder control and piss his pants so there’s a big and obvious wet area. Next, his already tiny capacity for thought becomes toast and whatever speech he was giving becomes a flow of snatches of nursery rhymes, the crudest obscenities, etc.

        Then he starts dancing in a small circle singing “I’m the greatest”, finally falling to the floor and being carried away by the medics.

        IOW I want his final lapse in insanity to be so obvious that no one can deny it.

        • AmeriCanadian

          Before he falls he has to start frantically waving his arms like he did when he mocked the reporter. But this would be “for real” and he would become the mocked. He has to live to see that happen though, otherwise it won’t be worth it.

        • Tulle Christensen

          His base would say what a great speech he gave

          • Mike__in_Houston

            Yeah, how could they tell the difference between that and his usual verbal diarrhea?

        • vorpal 😼

          …after that, I think I need to go masturbate.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            I needed to do that before I read it.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Isn’t that called “Curly Floor-Spinning”?
          https://youtu.be/T2iZPRif2i4

    • Treant

      We can only hope.

    • Christopher
    • Todd20036

      His “tax reform” is a rehash of the same thing the GOP kept trying to pass off on Americans, when it’s really a give back to the wealthiest 4000 households, and a screw over for everyone else.

    • Mike__in_Houston

      One can only hope…

    • Rex

      Nope, when they release his tax returns.

    • vorpal 😼

      So which of the remaining administration do you think he’ll take his temper tantrum out on today?

      It is Friday, after all.

      Then on Monday they’ll cake some more makeup on the pig (Sarah Huckabee-Sanders), not bothering to scrape off the old layer, make us wait two hours for her to show up, and then she’ll bumble through a bunch of contradictions for 12 minutes before fleeing.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      I wish.

    • Adam King

      Ooh, aneurism! What a pleasant thought.

  • Christopher
    • Treant

      Tweet that to Trump, it’s a great photo of him.

      • Christopher

        LOL

        I don’t tweet.

        • another_steve

          “I don’t tweet.”

          Ohmigod… you mean I’m not the only one?

          • PickyPecker

            I am tweetless as well.

          • another_steve

            I feel as though this thread is becoming a meeting of Troglodytes Anonymous.

            “Hi. My name’s Steve and I don’t know how to operate my smartphone.”

          • Adam King

            I’ve never owned a mobile phone of any description. I figure if I want to tell somebody something I can just send a raven.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            “send an owl” I believe is the correct Rowlingese formulation

          • Adam King

            Depends on which fantasy world I’m living in today. I’ll be damned if I’m staying in the real one.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            I also only visit the real world relatively infrequently, as it is far less interesting than the fantasy world happening in my head!

            Which fantasy world have you chosen for today?

          • Adam King

            “Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps”

          • Phillip in L.A.

            mmmm Green Lantern

          • Adam King

            Guy Gardner’s MINE.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            I’m good with sharing!

          • another_steve

            Lol. We own a cellphone (an ancient one – no camera) mainly for when we’re in the car. For emergency purposes. I don’t particularly like using it. It’s too small. Doesn’t feel “right” in my hand.

            My sister owned a Princess telephone as we were growing up. As a queerling, I was very attracted to it.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dad806ae639a22dad5db92f2d5ee9696bf972bf02cada30b6b3e6b394371f767.jpg

          • Phillip in L.A.

            My Mom still has a “slimline” Princess on the floor, next to her bed (the buttons are in the handle, which lies flat upon the base)

          • another_steve

            I love those things.

            My husband had a cousin (since deceased) who was one of the early purchasers of the then-revolutionary “cordless telephones.” A big bulky thing with an antenna that you could carry around the house and talk on. This was pre-modern day cellphone technology.

            He was a bachelor who devoted his life to the care of his mother (my husband’s aunt).

            Probably queer, but we never discussed with him.

          • Adam King

            My concerned friends and relatives want me to get a phone for the car, but it’s another expense and I don’t drive very much, so I’m toughing it out. Even that there princess phone is a little too newfangled for me.

          • Brian Burleson

            Hi Steve.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            But a tweetless pecker is like . . . um . . . that’s all I got right now, sorry! 😉

          • Adam King

            I don’t tweet, I don’t book my face. But I do disqusize now and then.

          • clay

            “I haven’t even owned a television since 1980.”

          • BudClark

            GOOD FOR YOU! I kept one to entertain my bedridden dying husband until he passed away in 2012. He and I both liked reruns of classic shows, so we’d sit and watch those together.

            I finally got rid of my last TV in 2012, before we moved to the desert. I found that since Burgie died, all I watched was Rachel, and I could get that on the computer.

          • Brian Burleson

            Try it sometime. It’s sorta fun being snark in so few characters. My view of Twitter.

          • another_steve

            Man and I recently purchased our first smartphone (yes, our very first one) and it’s taking me some time to get used to the eensy-weensy keyboard thingy on it. I swear… half the time my reading glasses aren’t even sufficient – particularly if I’ve been drinking.

            On one occasion I actually used a magnifying glass to type on the damn thing.

          • Brian Burleson

            It’s hell getting old.. I speak from experience. Not into drinking alcohol but I survive on 420. Cheers!

      • Rebecca Gardner
        • Brian Burleson

          You are too good.

        • Treant

          Flawless. 🙂

    • Brian Burleson

      That jpeg is seriously frightening.

  • Mark McGovern

    Tom Price is like a Klatooine paddy frog straying to close to Jabba the Hutt; about to be swallowed whole.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I’d been too busy focusing on how much he wants to destroy most of the free press. In the meantime, I’d missed how much Cheetolini has the delusion that he can and *should* control the exact flow of media content and exposure. It’s as if he thinks the purpose of any type of media should be to run a streamlined ad campaign for Trump, one that constantly polishes and illuminates his “brand.” “How DARE you interrupt my attempt to manipulate the media for my personal gain?!”

    • Adam King

      That’s the way it works in Russia, his model for how the whole world should work. He wants to be Putin.

  • HZ81

    What tax reform launch, you stupid bitch!?

  • Rex

    Scandal overshadowing his agenda.
    Who would have guessed that would happen.
    Shonda Rhimes, now we have a Scandal!

    • JWC

      Just One?

      • Rex

        In the past hour.

  • Treant

    Really? I thought it was intentional and a cover for how godawful bad the tax “reform” was!

    It just goes to show, they can’t even orchestrate a proper distracting scandal.

    • (((GC)))

      It’s a cover for his ongoing CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS, for the RUSSIAN COLLUSION, and the FOREIGN MEDDLING AND DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN that interfered in our election!

  • Bad Tom

    Trump is always furious. If, somehow, one day Trump was NOT furious, he would be furious because he wasn’t furious.

    He’s that guy. We all know it.

  • Dave B

    It’s all about his ratings.

  • bkmn

    The best people

  • The_Wretched

    What’s the worst thing anyone could do in this admin? Take the news spot light off the badhair man baby for a second.

  • Tulle Christensen

    I am sure the lack of doing anything for Puerto Rico or his irate NFL tweets did not cause any distraction from the horrible tax plan

  • Uncle Mark

    DAMN…Poor President Man-Baby. His Cabinet’s incompetence and corruption is stealing some of the spotlight from his incompetence and corruption

  • WKT20

    This sounds like a leak meant to absolve president Chirp in the eyes of his base from the inevitable corruption any thinking person anticipated long ago. I don’t trust for a minute that the great orange buffoon gives two fucks about it. Watch Price keep his job.

    • -M-

      If he cares, it’s only about the way it interferes with the dog and pony show he’s trying to stage.

    • another_steve

      Of course he doesn’t give a fuck about it. He’s one of the most corrupt and amoral businessmen the world has ever known.

      Every day that the media are focused on something other than Russia is a good day for him.

      That’s what this is all about.

  • ClevelandJim

    Someone needs to change Donnie’s diaper and lay him down for a little nap.

    • Christopher

      Just do the world a favour and throw him out with the bath water.

  • Christopher

    For some reason, this keeps running through my mind with this story…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3d6b6a97ccc4df8fce6523779cab197c3422abc8bbc87d841e909474b3440d84.jpg

    • Rebecca Gardner

      My Dad calls pads “Manhole covers.” To this day I can’t buy them without thinking that. LOL!

      • Christopher

        LMAO!

        That’s hilarious. I’ve never heard that term before.

      • Adam King

        Ha! That’s so funny and so “Dad.”

      • Silver Badger

        That is a terrible thing to say to your daughter. Especially your lesbian daughter.

      • Friday

        File under “Things That Ain’t Making Friday Any Straighter.” 🙂

  • lymis

    Maybe stop hiring crooks….

    • bambinoitaliano

      How else is he going to relate?

      • Ken M

        As the WH hallways start to echo.

    • Halou

      I recall him saying he doesn’t want ‘poor people’ in his administration because he is scared they would use their position for personal financial gain.

      I guess that makes Trump the poorest man in American history.

  • Halou

    Real good priorities there, mister precedent.

    HHS secretary gets caught robbing from the taxpayers, how dare he get more media attention! It seems that his being a swamp thing doesn’t matter.

  • kaydenpat

    But it’s not just Price. It’s also Mnuchin and Pruitt.

    • The_Wretched

      And Zinke. He was using military jets and diverting them to a strip close to his house.

      • kaydenpat

        At least it wasn’t a strip club.

        **runs away**

    • Halou

      But they don’t generate as many headlines, so they’re okay.

      • Adam King

        Headlines, of course, aren’t “generated”–they’re written–by people who harp on Price and let Mnuchin and Pruitt and all the other Trumpian scumbags fall by the wayside. Because the press can only do one story at a time.

        • clay

          You haven’t met my headline generating robot, I see.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Oh, we’ve met.

        • William

          Mnuchin is the love child of Mitch McConnell and the Phantom of the Opera.

    • William

      … and Zinke.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    And here I thought the entire day would be bad news….silver linings and all that.

  • Lawerence Collins

    Tax cuts for the GOP thugs and rich Establishment Democrats. Call your Congress person and Senators.

  • KCMC
  • Ken M

    He’s just working on an excuse to not have to go to PR on Tuesday. It was one of his ” I’ll do my best unless something comes up, promises.

    • Halou

      “Oh, if my cabinet minsters can’t book flights to go anywhere then I’ll sign an order saying that no government employee can fly, yes. Is that what you want, fake nooz!? Because I’ll fucking do it.”
      – America’s 2 year old in chief.

    • coram nobis

      If he goes to PR, where will his motorcade get fuel?

  • boobert

    So he’s not upset that price ripped off the public with his spending, but that the scandal took press away form him! Just have a stroke already.

  • Talisman

    Another one bites the dust
    Another one bites the dust
    And another one gone, and another one gone
    Another one bites the dust
    Hey, I’m gonna get you, too
    Another one bites the dust

  • OdieDenCO

    but donny, what about your $3 million a pop golf weekends? but donny, what about your emolument violations? but donny, what about your russian collusion? but donny, what about your constant lies?

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Yeah, I guess if you can’t control the News Cycle, what good is it being the President of the Untied States?

  • acde

    when will this puerile and pusillanimous child man start to deal with issues that are important, such as Puerto Rico? All of this baby screaming tantrum is just distraction from his shameful record of having done nothing so far.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      ‘puerile’ and ‘pusillanimous’ actually describe Mr Tramp to a tee! ty

    • Gianni

      You just have to accept the fact that this scumbag is only interested in himself, positive news headlines, his ratings and the size and noise of the adoring crowds of idiots he manages to attract. Serious issues and not what he signed on for. He delegates those duties. He and his staff have been touting what a terrific job he’s doing to help Puerto Rico AND getting praise from the governor and others in Puerto Rico! Nothing could be further from the truth! The man is a walking breathing delusion. And none of his staff have the guts to tell him that none of what he is saying is true.

  • Ken M

    His fingers are crossed the NFL will find it’s way back to the front page. Care to bet there are some late tweets reminding people before the weekend games?

  • Ninja0980

    And that is why he will end up firing him, not because he’s upset with him ripping off taxpayers.

  • Dagoril

    Of course he is!

  • Silver Badger

    It sounds like the asshole in chief is working up to his first stroke. I wonder if there is ANYTHING I can do to help.

    • Gustav2

      Well, you could make a blinking light sign that says “Russia, Russia, Russia!” and march in front of the White House every night.

      • Silver Badger

        I’ll do it if someone will supply transportation.

        • Brian Burleson

          Where are you? I’m considering it.

    • William

      Coumadin in vodka, it worked on Stalin.

  • Oscarlating Wildely
  • Will Parkinson

    Swampity swampity….

  • Mikey

    “but that didn’t seem to calm the furor”

    Anyone else notice they misspelled “fuhrer”?

    • Gianni

      Good point!

  • Don’t mess with Trump’s plan to cut taxes for the poor! He personally stands to shave tens of millions each year off his tax bill.

    • clay

      (3 tens of millions each year, at least)

  • John Ruff

    Ha ha ha

  • Ken M

    No brains, heart, courage or home. He’s a condensed version of the Wizard of Oz. Not meant as an insult, I’m gay myself. 😉

  • William

    Price is waaaay prettier. Don’t tell Trump.

  • Jim Maloney

    This guy is clueless and irony deficient.

  • Stubenville
  • FlKeysKevin

    As if there wouldn’t have been another distraction.

  • Arrowhead74

    He just resigned. Wonder if he’ll get unemployment and SNAP?

  • pj

    his agenda is to talk about himself. seem to be going well so far.

  • Tempus Fuggit

    So heyyyyyyy, how’s that whole swampy-drainy thing goin’ for ya?

  • BigGuy

    Trump’s tax plan is NOT reform.
    It’s a corruption plan to reward the rich .

  • leastyebejudged

    lol, nobody believed his tax reform would be anything good

  • andrew

    What about all the money Trump has spent flying off on weekends to his private estates/escapes?

  • BudClark

    Oh, BLOW me, Trumpelthinskin!!

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    ITMFA!

  • Acronym Jim

    “…but that didn’t seem to calm the furor, particularly in the White House.”

    Hey, AP – what you did there? I see it and like it.

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    I wonder if he wanted to decide Price’s fate like a Roman Emperor with a Thumbs up or Thumbs down