Bannon Just Said Press Briefings Are Being Held Off-Camera Because Spicer Got Fat
White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was asked as to why the White House was holding press briefings off-camera. Bannon answered by saying that it’s because press secretary Sean Spicer got fatter.
According to the Atlantic, “Neither Spicer nor deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders responded to queries about the changes to the briefings. Asked why the briefings are now routinely held off-camera, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said in a text message “Sean got fatter,” and did not respond to a follow-up.”
In a normal situation, this response would be taken as a joke, but this isn’t a normal White House and Trump does love his ratings, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if Bannon was actually serious about this.
Trump has even criticized Spicer on multiple occasions, but said he has kept him around because he brings “good ratings.”
Bannon’s answer still doesn’t take away the suspicion as to why the audio from the briefings have also been banned.
What could the White House be hiding? Doesn’t the American public deserve to know?