'March Madness in the West Wing’: Internet jeers over report White House staffers have a 'betting pool' for who's next to go
President Donald Trump, Mike Flynn, Reince Priebus, Mike Pence and Steve Bannon (Sean Spicer, White House.gov)

A White House correspondent for The Washington Post reported Wednesday on the administration's "betting pools" over who will be next to be fired.


"White House officials have begun betting pools of sorts among each other on who's getting ousted next," Josh Dawsey tweeted.

"Lot of people who are usually in the know are not in the know," he noted. "Always fluid in White House but seems particularly so right now."

Dawsey's reporting was confirmed by MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.

The internet thought the gallows humor was revealing and hilarious.

And the White House is not alone, a prediction market currently has a line showing Veterans Administration Secretary David Shulkin is the most likely cabinet official to leave next, followed by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson.

Some noted the similarities with the 1988 movie The Dead Pool which features Inspector Harry Callahan tracking down a killer manipulating results in a betting pool of celebrity deaths by murdering them himself.

Here are some of the top reactions to news of the betting pools: