‘Price gouged’: Internet offers a lot of ‘really bad puns’ to celebrate ouster of Trump’s HHS secretary
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (Screen Capture)

Tom Price on Friday resigned as Health and Human Services secretary after facing backlash for expensive travel arrangements totaling more than $1 million.


A statement from the White House claimed Price “offered his resignation earlier today and the President accepted.” The news came shortly after Donald Trump teased his intention to “make a decision tonight.” In a gaggle with reporters, the president called the former HHS secretary “a fine man.”

Trump made is clear earlier this week he was “not happy” with Price’s decision to charter private planes and hitch rides on taxpayer-funded military planes. By Friday, the president said he considered the growing outcry over Price’s planes a “distraction.”

News that yet another top Trump official is out, on a Friday, this time for flying (ahem) in the face of the president’s signature “drain the swamp” mantra, set the Internet ablaze. Read some A-plus reactions below, via Twitter.