Leading journalists openly celebrated Tom Price’s resignation the way athletes and sports fans might celebrate a win in a big game.
After intense public scrutiny regarding his use of private planes as Health and Human Services secretary, Price resigned on Friday after President Trump indicated that he was considering firing him.
Reporters celebrated Price’s resignation as a “scalp” for Politico reporters Dan Diamond and Rachana Pradhan. The two reporters first revealed Price’s use of planes, which reportedly exceeded more than $1 million in taxpayer funds.
One Politico reporter joked that the outlet’s reporters were going to dump “a cooler of Gatorade” on Diamond and Pradhan.
— Maggie Severns (@MaggieSeverns) September 29, 2017
Other reporters, both at Politico and elsewhere, celebrated Price’s resignation as a “win” for Diamond and Pradhan.
— Alex Wayne (@aawayne) September 29, 2017
— Mike Hendricks (@kcmikehendricks) September 29, 2017
Price isn’t even the first Trump official/nominee sunk by Politico. Remember Andy Puzder? That was some great reporting too.
— Ryan Rainey (@ryan_rainey) September 29, 2017
Journalism is directly responsible for bringing to light lavish spending that led Price to resign. Kudos to @politico for dogged reporting.
— Matt Viser (@mviser) September 29, 2017
— Dawn Rhodes (@rhodes_dawn) September 29, 2017
Big win for POLITICO https://t.co/84HTG6EQsh
— Eric Newcomer (@EricNewcomer) September 29, 2017