When it comes to the Trump administration, liberals have no sense of humor, unless they are the ones doing the skewering.
Case in point, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s reaction when asked why White House press briefings are sometimes held off-camera — in reporting that press briefings are “now shorter, less frequent, and routinely held off-camera,” The Atlantic asked Bannon to comment.
Opting to have a little fun, he joked in a text message: “Sean got fatter.”
The jest was directed at White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who is reportedly being promoted to a position that oversees the entire White House communications operation.
Nonetheless, Bannon’s reply sent the left into a tizzy.
Even Chelsea Clinton got in on the act, accusing the president’s aide of “fat shaming.”
The White House using fat shaming to justify increased opacity. 2017. https://t.co/pWqupoAOXu
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) June 20, 2017
It’s bad enough that CNN’s Jim Acosta had a conniption over the briefings not being televised — Spicer has been favoring off-camera press gaggles, with Acosta calling him “kind of useless” — but Bannon’s politically incorrect reply really upset the left.
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) June 20, 2017
And from MSNBC tool Kyle Griffin:
Steve Bannon's only explanation for why press briefings are routinely held off-camera?
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 20, 2017
The best response to poor Griffin’s indignation may be this reply, which proves that some have retained their funny bones:
"…and Leo's getting LARGER!" — "Airplane!" https://t.co/awuVowBhRv
— Craig Pittman (@craigtimes) June 20, 2017
The hatred of Bannon is so strong, some even took to sticking up for Spicer, believe it or not… while fat shaming Bannon!
— Lori Cline (@So_InClined_) June 20, 2017
— Pitbull w Lipstick💄 (@icerinkmomma) June 20, 2017
Bannon's comments about Spicer going off camera: literally, the kettle calling the 1qt saucepan fat.https://t.co/hDUkdo83T6
— random facts girl (@soychicka) June 20, 2017
— Russell Drew (@RussOnPolitics) June 20, 2017
Despite all the hand-wringing from social justice liberals out to save the world from itself, the kerfuffle may be best summed up in the tweet below — only 7 1/2 years to go!
Maybe "Steve Bannon" was joking because he couldn't really say why. I don't know. His comments doesn't seem to be a big deal to me. pic.twitter.com/6sTkX3O73Z
— Bridget (@BridgetBundy) June 20, 2017
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