Trump jokes about firing Price over Senate vote
GLEN JEAN, W.Va. - President Donald Trump has jokingly threatened to fire his health secretary if a crucial vote to repeal "Obamacare" fails.
Trump told thousands of Boy Scouts at a national gathering in West Virginia that Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price "better get" the votes to begin debate on health care legislation Tuesday.
Otherwise, Trump said he'd repeat his tagline from "The Apprentice," the reality show he once starred in: "You're fired."
The comment drew laughs from the crowd and Trump gave Price a friendly pat on the shoulder, suggesting he'd been joking.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she'd taken the comment that way as well.
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