President Donald Trump on Monday finally met Conan, a military service dog injured in the U.S. raid that resulted in the death of former Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. After teasing for weeks that the Belgian Malinois would come to the White House, Trump introduced Conan to journalists during a surprise event in the Rose Garden. ‘So this is Conan. Right now probably the world’s most famous dog,’ Trump told reporters. ‘I learned a lot about this particular type of dog. It’s trained that, if you open your mouth you will be attacked. You want to be very, very careful.’
Almost every president since time immemorial has kept a pet pooch at the White House. A president without a dog is as conspicuous as a president without a wife or a body man.
Donald Trump is conspicuous for many foul reasons, naturally we haven’t spent much time mediating why he doesn’t have a faithful canine by his side.
The stable genius probably figures: Mike Pence is more servile than any mutt, he’s always sniffing my butt and is quick to obey my every command, who needs a puppy?
You can’t argue with the reality that Pence is an obedient lap dog, but still I would feel better if Trump had a pooch around to calm his nerves so he wouldn’t be so reckless.
But I’m glad that for at least one day a dog, Conan the military service canine, was in the White House with Trump. I’m praying that at least a smidgen of Conan’s bravery and intelligence rubbed off on the fucken moron.