Whether you’ve been riding the Trump Train all along or hashtag each and every tweet with #TheResistance, here’s something all Americans surely can agree on.

Those decades-old photos of Donald Trump in a white bathrobe now clogging up Twitter timelines should blow over quickly, but they’re evidence that, as promised, the news media is back on the clock after an eight-year break and holding the administration to an unprecedented standard.

In a New York Times article published Sunday, Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman paint a picture of the new administration settling into the White House and touch on the new president’s evening routine.

“When Mr. Trump is not watching television in his bathrobe or on his phone reaching out to old campaign hands and advisers,” they report, “he will sometimes set off to explore the unfamiliar surroundings of his new home.”

Just for the record, chronicling the after-hours habits of presidents is nothing new for the New York Times; you might recall the 2016 article “Obama After Dark,” which told of night owl Obama’s habit of eating exactly seven lightly salted almonds before bed.

Oh, by the way, the president himself later explained that the whole seven almonds thing was an in-joke — in other words, fake news. But that was before fake news became a serious problem. But back to Donald Trump’s bathrobe.

The detail about Trump wearing a bathrobe so enthralled the media that Press Secretary Sean Spicer addressed it during a brief press gaggle on Air Force One Monday, saying that as far as he knew, President Trump doesn’t own a bathrobe.

That sounded like a challenge to the fact-checkers in the media to get to work, which of course consisted of searching “Trump AND bathrobe” on Google. Again, the press caught Spicer in a lie (sort of), pulling up photographic proof that Donald Trump did indeed wear, and therefore likely own, a bathrobe sometime in the last few decades.

Would the press rather have had Ted Cruz in the Oval Office, having learned from the Daily Beast that he wore a paisley bathrobe in his college dorm?

It’s gonna be a long week.

And yet …

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