White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer had stopped making televised briefings because Spicer had gained weight.
Yeah, this really happened.
Bannon, many assume, was making a joke. Because the real reason is that the Trump administration doesn't want the public scrutiny of Sean Spicer's performance that televised briefings bring...Maybe?
Anyway, people are confused.
Steve Bannon saying Sean Spicer got fat is like the Mucinex Guy saying, uh, one of the smaller Mucinex people got fat— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) June 20, 2017
Meanwhile, some are saying Bannon is just "trolling" and that, by saying that Sean Spicer is fat, Bannon is just outsmarting the media.
Steve Bannon being overweight and deadpanning a fat joke to reporters while they publish it as fact is Trump level Trolling. Hilarious.— Brenden Dilley (@Hublife) June 20, 2017
Yeah... I mean... you're right? It does seem like a cruel and sophomoric joke? Is that really supposed to be a defense of Bannon?
Anyway, former first daughter Chelsea Clinton criticized Bannon for "fat shaming" Spicer, which yes, maybe is the right response. Except for the fact that this situation is so weird that perhaps there shouldn't be any response at all?
By the way, this all comes on the heels of reports that Spicer might be leaving his press secretary job for a more behind-the-scenes role at the White House.