— Em Madden (@emamadden) August 14, 2018
It would be ridiculous to suggest that this adorable puppy would be a good POTUS. On the other hand, the guy currently squatting in the Oval Office certainly isn’t fit to be there, and he’s not even soothing to look at!
Dogs are brave, generous, and loyal. So of course he is. https://t.co/Ie585xVwFJ
— Barren Heath (@HeathBarren) August 14, 2018
“The president, who has an aversion to dogs and other pets, considers canine comparisons to be among his most devastating put-downs.”
— Mark Berman (@markberman) August 15, 2018
In President Trump’s singular lexicon, there is no more vicious put-down than likening an adversary to a dog…
… Trump, an avowed germaphobe, has long had an aversion to dogs.
“Donald was not a dog fan,” his first wife, Ivana, writes in her memoir, “Raising Trump.” “When I told him I was bringing Chappy with me to New York, he said, ‘No.’ ”
But Ivana persisted, bringing her poodle with her when the couple moved in together.
“It’s me and Chappy or no one,” she recalls telling her husband
Chappy, it turned out, did not much care for Trump, either. Ivana writes that when Trump approached her closet, her poodle would bark at him territorially.
Trump is the first modern president not to have a dog — or any pet — in the White House…
…[P]residential historian Douglas Brinkley suggested that Trump has no pets “because he has no sense of giving and warmth and caring to any other animal but himself. Having no pet is another manifestation of his narcissism.”…
I personally suspect Trump hates dogs because (a) he suspects they’re on to him; and (b) he’s angry that the average dog gets positive attention — even from total strangers! — which Donald very badly wants to believe should be directed at him, Donald Trump. Pretty ladies would let Chappy the poodle jump in their laps, they’d pet his hair, but when Trump tried the same kind of physically affectionate greeting, well…