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Apparently The West Wing Has A Fly Problem And Twitter Made The Most Fun Out Of It

There were a lot of ways to go with this anecdote.

Posted on July 29, 2017, at 11:07 a.m. ET

This is Reince Priebus, the former White House Chief of Staff.

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By now you've probably heard President Donald Trump announced on Friday that Priebus is out and Gen. John F. Kelly is taking over the role. It's a big deal.

Tucked into a Washington Post article about the change was a short anecdote about Priebus' time as chief of staff.

Here is the fly anecdote WaPo tucked in. https://t.co/7vtcS7X9Cr

The Post reported that during an Oval Office meeting, the president charged Priebus with killing the fly that was buzzing above them.

"The West Wing has a regular fly problem," the Post wrote.

The anecdote appeared to be included to show how Trump demeaned Priebus, and as you can imagine, people had a little fun on Twitter imagining the scenario.

Some people had questions, like, when exactly did the West Wing begin having the reported fly problem?

@AshleyRParker Has the West Wing *always* had a fly problem?

@kylegriffin1 Did the West Wing have a fly problem before January 20, 2017?

(Trump was inaugurated on Friday, January 20.)

There were a lot of possibilities with this anecdote. Twitter tried a lot of them out, including the possible literary references.

"The West Wing has a regular fly problem." Either because this administration is so full of shit, or Trump is theโ€ฆ https://t.co/ZfADhzIwg0

@kylegriffin1 West Wing has a fly problem because its ran by the Lord of Flies๐Ÿ˜‚

Others went the old "fly on the wall" route.

@AshleyRParker The fly had been on the wall and heard too much.

@AshleyRParker @Fahrenthold Just attempting to stop all the leaking from the flies on the wall I suppose.

Trump's White House has emphasized repeatedly its desire to get rid of leaks in the administration.

Others wondered what the flies could mean.

@Samfr @JWGOP Do we want to overlook that the West Wing has a fly problem - doesn't that signify the presence of evโ€ฆ https://t.co/8J1uAHPo9h

Including whether they had something to do with the devil?

@SethAbramson Isn't one of Satan's telltale signs that he's accompanied by flies? West Wing fly problem? Hmmm...

But what a lot of people made the most of was the *metaphor*.

@AshleyRParker @aravosis Whoa, this seems like, metaphorical and stuff.

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@kylegriffin1 Of course the West Wing has a fly problem, it's full of shit.

@jagdesh "The West Wing has a regular fly problem." Must be from all the bullshit.

"It makes sense" people reasoned.

@AshleyRParker Flies are attracted to shit so it makes sense the West Wing has a fly problem

One person summed up the jokes that could be made with just two words:

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