Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned Friday following widespread criticism over his use of private charter flights since assuming the position earlier this year.

According to the Associated Press, President Donald Trump had 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.

When Trump returned to the White House Friday afternoon, he told reporters he planned to "make a decision" about Price tonight.