The WH Just Fat-Shamed Sean Spicer To Justify Limiting The Press

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While many political pundits and Americans alike have already viewed the current White House as a giant joke, comments made this morning by White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon pretty much confirms it.

Yesterday, in what may have been the most bizarre and troubling press briefing in American history, the White House decided to take a play right out of the book of authoritative leaders of the past. No audio or video recordings were permitted at the press briefing yesterday, meaning that reporters could only write about what they heard.  This meant that it would be their word against the White House’s without any evidence to back up what was actually stated by Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

CNN’s Jim Acosta lashed out at the White House yesterday, saying, “When Sean Spicer comes in, and just says, you can’t record the video or audio from these briefings, that wouldn’t be tolerated at city council meetings… My guess is, they [the Trump administration] want their evasive answers not saved for posterity.”

Shortly after the briefing, The Atlantic reached out to both Sean Spicer and Sarah Sanders. When neither of them replied, they reached out to Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, who sent a simple, yet disturbing text message back to explain the recent changes in format to the briefings.

“Sean got fatter,” he responded. The Atlantic reached out for further details and Bannon simply ignored them.

While Bannon likely saw such a reply as a joke, it’s a sign of the times we are living in when the White House offers a fat-shaming joke in response to why they have put a limit on the free press.

Chelsea Clinton even fought back, tweeting, “Oh ok. So using fat shaming to avoid answering questions about increasing opacity. Got it. 2017.”

Clearly reporters and the media in general are not happy about these changes, and as Americans, you should be quite worried as well. A more opaque government is a less democratic one.

  • DyanSwan

    Bannon and Trump are slovenly tubbos and they’re commenting on Spicer’s weight?

    • ELBK

      Unfortunately, Trump’s weight seems to have stabilized. Darn! I was hoping we would have a fat president!

      • DyanSwan

        Stabilized maybe, but neither Trump or Bannon are in a position to criticize any one’s physical appearance.

      • DyanSwan

        Trump certainly doesn’t look fit to me.

      • cinnaplid

        If Trump isn’t fat, I don’t know who is.

      • evian257

        His BMI still qualifies him as obese.

  • Orionsangel

    Hey Americans. Trump and Bannon are destroying America and you’re letting it happen. They’re laughing at you.

    • AFV

      Uh most Americans voted for Hillary.

      • ELBK

        I think Orion means we should make more noise about the issue.

  • nancylulu

    ignore the distraction, stick to the subject, no briefings on camera.

  • Beth

    I wish I lived in DC!
    This needs to be protested.
    They are turning our United States into a fascist, oppressive society!
    And they are doing this quickly!

  • GD Jasuja

    What the hell is going on in the United States of A?

    • Elizabeth Mills

      They want it to be sorta Handmaidy with a whole lot of Idiocracy

  • Christina Messina

    Bannon is repulsive inside and out. His attire is wrinkled and unkept. He always looks like he has not taken a bath in weeks. He has the alcoholic look on his face and he is down right a fat pig! Trump is also a teletubby!

  • Philip Turnbull

    what ever happened to freedom of the press. they should be free to record the press conference so as to get it right. this is a childish way of censorship and to fat shame Spicer, Bannon has no room to talk

  • ELBK

    Chelsea Clinton is so sharp!

  • ELBK

    Trump disgusts me more and more each day. To think he’ll be pres. three and a half more years is intolerable. And his supporters? They back anything he says or does.