Sean Spicer said Donald Trump doesn’t wear bathrobes, so Twitter responded with photos of…Trump wearing bathrobes.
In particular, a photo of Trump lying on a bed in a bathrobe years ago (close your eyes if you don’t want to know more) has gone viral on Twitter.
You can see the photo above. In fact, Twitter flooded with photos of Trump in white bathrobes.
Why on earth would people be sharing photos of Trump in a bathrobe? These people were baffled.
Here’s the context.
The bathrobe angle actually emerged in yet another argument between Trump and The New York Times.
The president is upset because the newspaper wrote a story he considers unflattering that describes a supposedly turbulent adjustment to the office, according to AOL.
Embedded in the Times’ piece was a line about Trump supposedly watching TV in a bathrobe. The article was a bit more florid than that. It described Trump, often alone in the White House with Melania and Barron still in New York, tweeting and sitting around in his bathrobe, when he’s not padding around the creaky old place looking around. It brought to mind the old Shakespeare line, uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.
Specifically, The Times wrote: “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.”
Enter Trump’s embattled Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who tried to write the Times piece off as fake news, singling out the bathrobe line as prime evidence of this.
“I don’t even think the president owns a bathrobe. He definitely doesn’t wear one,” he said, AOL reported.
Twitter thinks otherwise. It turns out that Trump has posed for a fair number of photos in bathrobes and now they are all over Twitter, with presentations like this:
People pointed out you can buy bathrobes with the name “Trump” on them.
People blamed the media for writing about Trump blaming the media.
The jokes flew.
Trump is usually dressed in suits, of course. He even wore a suit to his Super Bowl party. But no one denies that.