Conan the heroic dog visited the White House today. He could hardly refuse, seeing how he’s in the military…and a dog. Notice how the doggie doesn’t get anywhere near Trump and vice-versa.
Trump on the dog that took part in the al-Baghdadi raid: "We were going to put a muzzle on the dog, & I thought that was a good idea, but then it gets even more violent…but no, the dog is incredible. Actually incredible. We spent some good time with it. So brilliant. So smart." pic.twitter.com/4r5227ofUD
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 25, 2019
It’s incredibly awkward. Trump tries to get Pence to say something about the dog, but all Pence does is pet the critter while Trump babbles inanities about a muzzle and the dog getting violent. Melania stretches her lips over her teeth when he says that, a facial tic that conveys about as much mirth as an angry spider monkey baring its fangs.
Trump can’t do any part of his job competently. That’s no surprise since he has no relevant experience or qualifications. But you’d think pretty much any random sap could do the easy shit like handing out Halloween candy or saying nice and not weird things about a well-trained service animal. But nope.
As for the dog, I bet he’ll breath a sigh of relief when the White House is in the rear view mirror. Lots of terrible people have loyal animal companions, of course. Pence has his bunny, and Conan actually seems fine with Pence, so we can’t credit Conan’s political judgment. But he stays well clear of both Trumps. Animals know.