Price: Trump can 'do more than one thing at a time'

Price: Trump can 'do more than one thing at a time'
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Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom PriceThomas (Tom) Edmunds PriceTrump’s shifting Cabinet to introduce new faces Cummings sends 51 letters to White House, others requesting compliance with document requests Interior chief Zinke to leave administration MORE in an interview on Sunday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpDACA recipient claims Trump is holding ‘immigrant youth hostage’ amid quest for wall Lady Gaga blasts Pence as ‘worst representation of what it means to be Christian’ We have a long history of disrespecting Native Americans and denying their humanity MORE is able to “do more than one thing at a time,” referring to Trump’s focus last week on attacking the co-hosts of “Morning Joe.”

“Well, what I’m concentrated on is the job that he’s given me, and that is to make certain that we fulfill the mission of the Department of Health and Human Services, which is to improve the health, safety and well-being of the American people,” Price told NBC’s “Meet the Press” when asked if Trump’s behavior bothers him.

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Host Chuck Todd pressed Price on the issue, asking him what he thinks “as a father” of Trump’s tweets last week. Price responded by saying there are “incredible challenges” facing the country.

“And your program, a program with the incredible history of ‘Meet the Press,’ and that’s what you want to talk about?” Price asked.

“With all due respect, you’re blaming me for what the president of the United States has spent his entire week focused on?” Todd asked.

Todd then asked Price why Trump is not as devoted as the HHS secretary is to the issues of healthcare.

“Why isn’t the president as devoted to this as you are?” Todd asked.

“Well I think that he is, absolutely. The fact of the matter is that he can do more than one thing at a time,” Price said.

Trump last week called Mika Brzezinski “crazy Mika” and said she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” the last time he saw the TV host.

The president’s tweets were subsequently met with condemnation from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.