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They don’t like dogs
Posted by: samintx
Date: November 28, 2019 05:47PM
Donald and Melania Trump Avoid Touching Conan the Dog While Honoring Canine Hero

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and first lady Melania Trump surprised the press corps with an appearance by Conan, the military dog who was wounded in action while tracking ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria in October. The president is not an animal lover and has repeatedly balked at the notion of following in his predecessors’ footsteps and adopting a family pet to enhance his image. Perhaps Trump’s aversion to pets stems from his self-diagnosed germaphobia, or perhaps it’s a byproduct of his apparent lack of empathy.

On Monday, November 25, however, the president and first lady attempted to play the roles of two people who are completely comfortable in the presence of a dog while honoring the four-pawed veteran. For Melania, that meant smiling while standing as far away from Conan as possible while still remaining in the frame for photos. For the president, that meant bragging about what a bloodthirsty killing machine Conan is while avoiding petting or touching him at all costs.

“We were going to put a muzzle on the dog. I thought it was a good idea, but then it gets even more violent,” Trump said, leading some to wonder if he had ever met a dog before today. The president then joked about having the dog maul a reporter, before adding, “The dog is incredible. Actually incredible. We spent some good time with it. So brilliant. So smart.”

Despite all his praise for the canine, Trump displayed his flagrant disregard for dogs by referring to this very good boy as “it.” As for his breed, Conan is a Belgian Malinois, but since there’s no way in hell the president was going to absorb that information, he simply referred to Conan as “the ultimate fighter. The ultimate everything. Ultimate in terms of sniffing drugs.”
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Re: They don’t like dogs
Posted by: GGD
Date: November 28, 2019 07:39PM
Lots of controversy about Conan's gender too. Both the White House and Pentagon have given multiple conflicting answers to that question.

[www.washingtonexaminer.com]

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'Cannot make this @#$%& up’: Battle erupts over gender of military dog Conan
by Mike Brest
| November 26, 2019 12:50 PM

The gender of the military canine who participated in the raid that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi has become a controversial topic since it has been labeled as both a male and female.

Conan, who is a Belgian Malinois and a veteran of more than 50 missions, was presented with a service award and certificate by President Trump on Monday in the Rose Garden. Trump, during his speech, referred to Conan as a male dog. However, later that day, the White House then issued a clarification saying that Conan is, in fact, female, but they then reversed course again.

You cannot make this @#$%& up.

After being presented with the fact that a Pentagon official just told @ABC that Conan is FEMALE, a White House official tells us that the WH is still standing by its story that Conan is MALE (as Trump said). The official would not go on the record. [t.co]
— Terry Moran (@TerryMoran) November 26, 2019

A source in the White House told the Washington Examiner the dog is male, however, a Pentagon official has told ABC News that the dog is a female. The White House remained steadfast in their stance that Conan is a male dog even after being confronted with the Pentagon's response.

OMIGERD! Now Conan is a female again......(according to some reports)
The one photo I have seen of the relevant area definitely looks like the dog has lady parts....but the resolution admittedly isn't great.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) November 26, 2019

Just in: #Conan, the hero dog from the al-Baghdadi raid, is in fact a GIRL, a US defense official tells ABC News. Yesterday, a WH official told the pool that Conan was a girl but later said the dog was actually a boy -- after POTUS & VPOTUS used male pronouns to refer to Conan.
— Elizabeth McLaughlin (@Elizabeth_McLau) November 26, 2019

UPDATE to the Conan gender: Another US defense official now says that for sure Conan the hero dog is a male based on multiple internal checks.
— luis martinez (@LMartinezABC) November 26, 2019

I dare you to try to flip Conan over
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) November 26, 2019

We’re headed into a White House gender reveal for a dog, aren’t we.
— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) November 26, 2019

Perhaps Conan is like Lassie. There were 4 Lassies at any given time #CONANGATE
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) November 26, 2019

The amount of conflicting info out there about the ostensibly easy-to-check fact of whether Conan is a boy or girl feels like a metaphor for the current media moment
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) November 26, 2019

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE PENTAGON TO @BUZZFEEDNEWS: “Per U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Conan is a male dog.” pic.twitter.com/7NQZn8epEn
— Ellie Hall (@ellievhall) November 26, 2019

It's still unclear as to whether or not the dog's gender could change again.
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Re: They don’t like dogs
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 28, 2019 08:53PM
They don’t like Dags. And definitely need swastikas carved on their foreheads..
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Re: They don’t like dogs
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 29, 2019 09:59AM
He doesn't want a repeat of the Eagle attack.

Animals can sense douchbaggery.
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Re: They don’t like dogs
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 29, 2019 11:52AM
Since Trump's disturbed childhood: Dog hackles raise like they sense a rat.

Good Doggie
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Re: They don’t like dogs
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 29, 2019 02:15PM
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GGD
Lots of controversy about Conan's gender too. Both the White House and Pentagon have given multiple conflicting answers to that question.

If you didn't think America and Americans are overly obsessed with sex and gender, please take note.

It could not possibly matter less what genitalia this dog has. But WE HAVE TO KNOW.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: They don’t like dogs
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 29, 2019 04:26PM
They couldn't get too close to the dog, it might recognize their scent as enemy combatants.



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