White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters during a press conference that President Donald Trump doesn’t actually wear a bathrobe in the White House, contrary to reports published Monday in the New York Times.
New York Times reporters Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman reported that Trump has too much time to himself, alleging that he sits alone in his bathrobe watching TV for hours at the beginning and end of his day.
“Usually around 6:30 p.m., Mr. Trump retires upstairs to the residence to recharge, vent and intermittently use Twitter,” the report asserts. “With his wife, Melania, and young son, Barron, staying in New York, he is almost always by himself, sometimes in the protective presence of his imposing longtime aide and former security chief, Keith Schiller. 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.”
The story was picked up by the Washington Post, and quickly became the topic of conversation throughout the day, prompting a reporter to ask Spicer if the story was true.
“I don’t think the president owns a bathrobe,” Spicer responded, according to Bloomberg reporter Justin Sink.
.@PressSec: “I don’t think the president owns a bathrobe.”
— Justin Sink (@justinsink) February 6, 2017
It is unclear whether Spicer was joking, or was answering the question sincerely.
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