Why has President Trump's administration not allowed cameras or tape recorders into their weekly press briefings?
According to The Atlantic, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said it's because Press Secretary Sean Spicer "got fatter.”
Bannon was responding to a question from The Atlantic on Monday on why Spicer's appearances have become rarer and why the White House briefings have become off-camera events.
Chelsea Clinton didn't take the remark lightly, accusing Bannon of "fat shaming" Spicer.
Libs are so boringly predictable ...recreational outrage. If Obama said it , you'd love it .— Linda (@LindaPar0380) June 20, 2017
Twitter users pointed out that they believed Bannon was joking, but Clinton stuck by her stance.
Trump threatened last month to cancel the press briefings altogether.
In an interview with Fox News's Jeanine Pirro, the president complained about unfair treatment he'd received from the press corps.
Trump also threatened on Twitter to cancel all press briefings.
As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy!....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017