White House press secretary Sean Spicer disputed the details of an unflattering New York Times story about the Trump administration, telling reporters: “I don’t think the president owns a bathrobe.”
“That story was so riddled with inaccuracies and lies that they owe the president an apology,” Spicer told reporters during a gaggle on Air Force One. He made the comments following the president’s appearance at at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa on Monday.
Spicer said the weekend New York Times story – titled “Trump and staff rethink tactics after stumbles” – “is literally the epitome of fake news.”
The New York Times story said at one point: “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.”
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“He definitely doesn’t wear one,” Spicer said of bathrobes.
Speaking generally about the story, Spicer said: “It is just not an accurate portrayal of what’s really happening.”
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