That’s it? They’re hanging everything on a robe?
After White House press secretary Sean Spicer made the offhand remark that he didn’t believe President Donald Trump owned a bathrobe, New York Times business reporter Rachel Abrams rolled up her sleeves and got to work.
Spicer made the comment in reply to a story two of Abrams’ colleagues had published earlier that the president “moves through the residence in a bathrobe” at night contemplating his next move.
She was determined to blow the lid off the “bathrobe story” and vindicate her Times co-workers. And she announced success. She reported:
Ivanka Trump says her dad wears a pink bathrobe in this 2006 clip from “The Apprentice” that just resurfaced – https://t.co/F37MGLZX8A
— Rachel C. Abrams (@RachelAbramsNY) February 11, 2017
Why are they even wasting their time on this people wanted to know.
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— Ricky Herschel (@RickyHerschel) February 11, 2017
@RachelAbramsNY A this point in the Obama admin. media was asking him what he found “enchanting” about living in the white house.
— Mikexxxx (@Mikexxxx1) February 11, 2017
@RachelAbramsNY Why is the NYT obessed with bathrobes? Seriously curious…this seems somewhat unhinged.
— KY Jeeper (@kyjeeper65) February 11, 2017
@RachelAbramsNY I can’t imagine why the American ppl hold so much contempt for the media!
— Lisa (@Flyingright1) February 11, 2017
— Perry (@BAMAPERRY) February 11, 2017
Even those who weren’t fans of the president wondered why time and effort were spent on the Times “scoop.”
— Sandra Burleson (@sandyb1957) February 11, 2017
And the Times was roundly mocked — and for good reason.
— Courtney (@CourtneyPagh) February 11, 2017
— “Winning” Marshall (@PoliticalTropes) February 11, 2017
— Damon Guinta (@7pints) February 11, 2017
— Jerry S (@jerrycsfla) February 11, 2017
@RachelAbramsNY Such hard hitting news. If only this story had come out before Nov 8th you may have changed the votes of 60 mil people.
— Erin Scoby (@ecscoby) February 11, 2017
A leaked memo disclosed that the left-wing Media Matters has been trying to find an impeachable offense to lodge against Trump from the beginning. One suggested this may be just the ticket.
This will totally help to impeach him. https://t.co/wwwJ3WfIEr
— Xavier Fernandes!! (@XAVIFERN_AFC) February 11, 2017
Add to that, Abrams’ “discovery” doesn’t prove a thing.
Spicer hedged and said he didn’t believe Trump owned a bathrobe — not that he didn’t.
Also, the “damning” evidence was seven years old and described what Trump did in his own private Manhattan apartment — a far cry from the White House.
But above all, who the heck cares — other than The New York Times.
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