US Health Secretary Tom Price resigns after pressure from Trump

US Health and Human Services Secretary resigns after Trump criticizes use of private aircraft.

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US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Friday resigned after US President Donald Trump told reporters he was "disappointed" that Price used private aircraft.

Trump also said he did not like how Price's use of the aircraft reflected on the administration.

"I’m not happy, OK? I can tell you, I’m not happy," Trump said.

In his letter of resignation, Price wrote, "I have spent 40 years both as a doctor and public servant putting people first. I regret that the recent events have created a distraction from those important objectives."

Deputy Assistant Health Secretary and Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Director Don Wright will serve as acting secretary.