Why the Trump White House is puppy-less

When President Trump announced the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, he proclaimed a new American hero: the dog that chased him down. Chris Cillizza walks us through a brief history of presidents and their dogs, and what it means that Trump doesn’t have one in his White House. #CNN #News #Cillizza

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Trump, the first president in a century with no dog, explains why: ‘I don’t have any time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/02/12/trump-first-president-century-with-no-dog-explains-why-i-dont-have-any-time/.

Trump Shares Faked Photo of Hero Dog Getting a Medal
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/30/us/politics/trump-dog.html.

WHY DOES PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HATE DOGS?
https://www.newsweek.com/does-donald-trump-hate-dogs-why-would-he-do-692092.

Trump’s news conference on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death, annotated
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/28/trumps-news-conference-abu-bakr-al-baghdadis-death-annotated/.

A dog helped kill Baghdadi, joining a long history of canine war heroes
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/10/29/dog-helped-kill-baghdadi-joining-long-history-canine-war-heroes/.

That time Putin brought his dog to a meeting to scare Angela Merkel
https://www.businessinsider.com/putin-merkel-meeting-dog-2017-7?r=US&IR=T.

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