Bathrobe truthers rejoice: Ivanka Trump confessed on “The Apprentice” in 2006 that her father “wears a
The candid disclosure, which Ivanka volunteered to contestant Lee Bienstock, re-emerged online after White House spokesman Sean Spicer tried to discredit a New York Times report by claiming the president “definitely doesn’t” wear a bathrobe.
A clip of the segment (below) circulated online Saturday, and TheWrap has watched and confirmed that it came from a season 5 episode entitled “Who Wears the Pants?”
— Yashar (@yashar) February 11, 2017
In the segment, Bienstock asks Ivanka and her brother, Donald Trump, Jr., if there’s anything they know about their father that he doesn’t. Ivanka replies, “He wears a
The Times published an article last Sunday that mentioned Trump “watching television in his bathrobe.” Spicer claimed the article contained “blatant factual errors. I don’t think the president owns a bathrobe. He definitely doesn’t wear one.”
One person who retweeted the video of Ivanka Trump disclosing the
Trump took to Twitter himself to express his displeasure at the bathrobe story, saying the paper is “making up” stories.
After Spicer’s initial denial, political watchdogs were quick to offer old photos of Trump wearing a bathrobe that were part of a Daily Mail exclusive. But they appeared to be decades old.
Ivanka Trump’s remarks, however, came much more recently.
And yes, Trump’s bathrobe already has its on Twitter account.
Oh I exist.
— POTUS' Bathrobe (@POTUSBathrobe) February 6, 2017
The New York Times story Spicer objected to, headlined “Trump and Staff Rethink Tactics After Stumbles,” describes a Trump team so uncertain of their surroundings that they don’t know how to turn on the light switches in the White House’s cabinet room. The bathrobe allegation appears in a paragraph that portrays Trump as often isolated and prone to wandering through the White House:
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.
A representative for Trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.