Twitter isn't pleased with a recent comment Steve Bannon made about Sean Spicer's weight.
In an article for The Atlantic, reporter Rosie Gray reached out to Steve Bannon for a comment on why Sean Spicer had been having off-camera press briefings as of late, as the Trump administration grows less transparent each day.
Steve Bannon's reply? "Sean got fatter."
Bannon didn't respond to follow-up questions, so the quote stands as is:
Oh, I see the problem. They all think they're in Jr. High. Quick, somebody tell them they've been entrusted w/the well-being of a nation.— Shelly (@metonymicalpen) June 20, 2017
Apparently the White House has turned into "Mean Girls:
Some disagreed, however, saying it was a joke:
Clinton fired back that she wasn't amused:
She was met with more resistance:
I will venmo any WH reporter $45 if they ask spicer about bannon saying he got fatter— Mдтт Иegяiи 🔮 (@MattNegrin) June 20, 2017
I wonder which reporter will ask Spicer at today's briefing if he's gained weight, since the press corps is taking Bannon's remark seriously— Gabby Morrongiello (@gabriellahope_) June 20, 2017
Joke or not, it does highlight the bad taste of the administration, as well as the divide in this country:
I assume this is Bannon's idea of a joke, but it tells you a lot about this administration, that that sort of joke is considered funny.— Michael G. Stone (@M_G_Stone) June 20, 2017
Even Rosie Gray, who broke the story, was a bit shocked by the progression of the controversy: