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Chelsea Clinton Blasts Steve Bannon for ‘Fat Shaming’ Sean Spicer

"Oh ok. So using fat shaming to avoid answering questions about increasing opacity."

Early Tuesday, a report that White House adviser Steve Bannon responded to questions about why White House briefings were happening off-camera more frequently with the text message, “Sean [Spicer] got fatter,” began to circulate. Amidst all the jokes that then ensued at the press secretary’s expense, former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton has since responded to the fat-shaming of Spicer, and made it clear that she is not having it.

Retweeting an excerpt of the Atlantic report, Clinton added, “The White House using fat shaming to justify increased opacity. 2017.”

She continued, “Oh ok. So using fat shaming to avoid answering questions about increasing opacity. Got it. 2017.”

It’s highly unlikely that Clinton is by any means a fan of Spicer, but the mockery and scorn he’s had to deal with from both sides of the political spectrum certainly make him a bit sympathetic. And of course, Clinton, who’s been notably more vocal about political issues on social media of late, as a declared feminist, isn’t exactly one to turn a blind eye on body-shaming, no matter who the object of it is.

The Atlantic article in question criticizes the Trump administration for its pattern of bizarre White House briefings. The only explanation researcher Brian Klaas received from Bannon was a text attributing this to Spicer’s purported weight gain.

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