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Spicer demands apology after NY Times attempts to make ‘made up stories’ of Trump in a bathrobe ‘news’

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It’s bad enough that an old photo of Donald Trump in bed wearing a white bathrobe was resurrected during the presidential campaign, but the image must have left an impression on The New York Times.


Conjuring up images of Genovese family mob boss Vincent “The Chin” Gigante, who feigned insanity to throw off the feds by wandering around in a bathrobe, The Times writes in a piece on the new administration:

“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.”


White House press secretary Sean Spicer disputed the claim, insisting The Times article “was so riddled with inaccuracies and lies that they owe the president an apology.”

“I don’t think the president owns a bathrobe; he definitely doesn’t wear one,” Spicer said Monday. “From top to bottom they made up stories that just don’t exist. And I think that’s unfortunate.”

Either way, the idea of Trump in a bathrobe suddenly became all the rage on social media, both for the lack of desire to envision such a thing and for the “fake news” the story represents.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

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