On Sunday, The New York Times published a piece President Trump called a “total fiction,” in which co-authors Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman cited anonymous sourcing to suggest Trump wanders around the White House in a bathrobe after 6:30 p.m., among other bizarre claims.
“When Mr. Trump is not watching television in his bathrobe or on his phone reaching out to old campaign hands and advisers, he will sometimes set off to explore the unfamiliar surroundings of his new home,” says the NYT piece.
On Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer addressed these claims, which he called “lies,” explaining that he doesn’t even think the president owns a bathrobe.
“I don’t think the president owns a bathrobe, and definitely doesn’t wear one,” he said.
First of all, let’s take note of Spicer’s response here, because the media blatantly lie about it. The press secretary said he doesn’t “think the president owns a bathrobe,” he never said he doesn’t own one, and then goes on to say Trump doesn’t wear one in the White House.
Here’s CNN misquoting Spicer: “I don’t think the President wears a bathrobe, and definitely doesn’t own one,” he said.
Again, the actual quote: “I don’t think the president owns a bathrobe, and definitely doesn’t wear one.”
Watch the video below to see for yourself: