It all started with an article in the New York Times, with the publication mentioning President Donald Trump wearing a bathrobe whilst Mr. Trump watches TV, tweets on Twitter or talks on the phone.
“Usually around 6:30 p.m., or sometimes later, Mr. Trump retires upstairs to the residence to recharge, vent and intermittently use Twitter. 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.”
That New York Times piece drew the ire of President Trump, who would soon enough tweet about the “failing” New York Times — and draw the ire of Sean Spicer, too, who claimed that Mr. Trump didn’t even own a bathrobe.
The failing @nytimes was forced to apologize to its subscribers for the poor reporting it did on my election win. Now they are worse!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 7, 2017
That’s all it took for people to start searching for photos of Mr. Trump in a bathrobe, and begging Anonymous to leak photos of Trump wearing robes. As seen in the following tweet from The Smoking Gun, there are photos that exist of Mr. Trump in a bathrobe that have been widely circulated. Granted, those photos of Mr. Trump lounging around in a bathrobe appear pretty old, with one of the photos showing Mr. Trump wearing a bathrobe with Marla Maples.
Like Sean Spicer says, you'll never catch Donald Trump wearing a bathrobe. Period. pic.twitter.com/kja5ayxYkx
— The Smoking Gun (@tsgnews) February 7, 2017
Photos of Trump appearing in a bathrobe might continue to flow into social media, proving Spicer wrong in at least one point — that in years past, Mr. Trump has indeed worn a bathrobe. It’s an argument that is being called a silly distraction by some commentators on social media and beyond, with Spicer using the “Trump doesn’t own a bathrobe” theory as a reason to try and totally disprove all the allegations in the New York Times article.
Donald Trump would never wear a bathrobe. pic.twitter.com/uGo1unhwE6
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) February 7, 2017
As seen in a Daily Mail article about “The private Donald – Lounging on the bed in his robe…” Mr. Trump can be seen wearing a variety of robes over the years as he helped to care for his children. One photo shows President Trump from years ago sporting a yellow bathrobe. Another photo shows Mr. Trump in a red bathrobe.
On Twitter, some reactions to Spicer claiming that Mr. Trump doesn’t own a bathrobe has brought feedback from people wondering how Spicer would know that President Trump doesn’t own a robe. Elsewhere, more recent news about Mr. Trump in relation to bathrobes came when Inside Edition created the following report, claiming that Trump’s new hotel had a bathrobe that was not reportedly washed in between guests.
— Jules Broz (@JulesBroz) January 17, 2017
As seen in the top photo above, a bathrobe with Trump embroidered on the lapel was photographed at the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City in 2011. Mr. Trump was scheduled to launch his new hotel there on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. Now, nearly six years later, the argument over whether President Trump owns a bathrobe or not is causing buzz online.
Some of the comments being published online about Mr. Trump and bathrobes can be viewed below.
hayley: “Today in the land of Trump: all disagreements = fake news, SNL is mean, Trump doesn’t own a bathrobe.”
PB&Jaxx: “I read this article that Donald Trump doesn’t have a bathrobe and I just don’t get how he’s lives without drinking smoking or having a robe.”
Jeff Chatterton: “When my horoscope said ‘today you will see 700 pictures of Donald Trump in a bathrobe’ I was like ok Susan Miller calm down.”
[Featured Image by Arnulfo Franco/AP Images]