NPR Editor Suggests Cabinet Pick Tom Price Is Pro-Cancer Because He Didn’t Clap at Obama Cancer Speech

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By Andrew Stiles | 6:11 pm, January 12, 2017

Does Rep. Tom Price, medical doctor and President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for health secretary, support cancer?¬†According to at least one NPR senior editor, the answer is: Maybe.

Marilyn Geewax, the public radio program’s senior business editor, appeared to express dismay on Twitter about Price’s refusal to applaud during President Obama’s most recent State of the Union address.

Geewax dug up one of her old tweets from January 2016, during the State of the Union. “When it comes to clapping at , is resolute: one of the few who did not applaud the idea of curing cancer,” she observed at the time.

On Thursday, she reflected on Price’s failure to applaud the “cancer” line, in light of the fact that he is currently in line to head the U.S. department of health and human services.

“One yr ago today, gave his last & called for cancer cure. refused to applaud. This yr, he is Sec. of nominee,” Geewax wrote on Twitter.

Maybe Tom Price really is pro-cancer. We already know he is a “big fan of Taylor Swift,” so actively supporting cancer isn’t that much of a stretch, is it? Someone should probably ask him about this at his confirmation hearing.