A recent New York Times article detailed major disorder in the White House, including that Trump wasn’t aware of what was in his own executive orders. But Press Secretary Sean Spicer fired back at the notoriously anti-Trump newspaper.
“That story was so riddled with inaccuracies and lies that they owe the President an apology for the way that thing was written,” Spicer said, reports CNN.
“There were literally blatant factual errors, and it’s unacceptable to see that kind of reporting.”
One of the fatal errors Spicer noted was this line from the New York Times article: “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.”
In response to that, Spicer claimed, “I don’t think the President wears a bathrobe, and definitely doesn’t own one.”
Spicer went on to state emphatically that Trump knows exactly what is going on.
“The President is clearly aware of the policies that come out of the White House with his name on it,” Spicer said.
According to the Daily Mail, many on Twitter responded to Spicer’s claim by posting photos of Trump from decades ago posing in a bathrobe.
Reportedly, about 1,000 such photographs exist, discarded by first-wife Ivana Trump and subsequently obtained by a Florida collector.
In the photos, Trump can be seen posing with his then-small children, while wearing a bathrobe.
Trump himself tweeted the following in response to the Times article:
Trump allegedly has been disappointed with his administration’s somewhat haphazard approach to governance, and has ordered his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, to put a more conventional White House protocol into effect.