The Trump Slow/Hot meltdown continues to deliver high quality comedy gems on an almost hourly basis. Steve Bannon, often portrayed as the intellectual colossus behind the regime, today revealed the true reason why Sean Spicer had disappeared. Raw Story reports that “Sean got fatter” was the explanation:

“A new Atlantic expose on the death of the White House press briefing detailed why Americans are seeing less of Donald Trump’s top spokesman, press secretary Sean Spicer: “Sean got fatter,” Bannon said via text message. Monday, Spicer held a press briefing but prohibited any filming or taping of the information, drawing the ire of The White House Correspondents Association, which demands White House transparency. Trump has been seemingly frustrated with Spicer since his portrayal by actress Melissa McCarthy on “Saturday Night Live.” Trump was reportedly not angered by the mockery of Spicer but that he was depicted by a woman.”

Over at Shareblue they report the President saying the Senate health bill care “lacks heart” and calls the House bill “Mean”.

Of the tragic death of  Otto Warmbier, who had been captured by North Korea, the President said: “bad things happened’.

Of the wave of incompetence that is washing over Washington (including banning journalists recording press briefings) CNN reporter Jim Acosta said: “This just isn’t how we do things in this country, but for whatever reason we’re all going along with it.”

Meanwhile over at Grist Rick Perry (“Energy Secretary”) has a novel explanation of climate change …

“If you’re going to be a wise intellectually engaged person ..”

Stunning.

Control knobs.

Bad things.