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President Donald Trump recognized Conan, the hero dog who was injured during a raid which led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, at the White House on Monday. Trump said in the Rose Garden that Conan, a Belgian Malinois, had arrived in Washington from the Middle East and had received a “medal and a plaque.” He called Conan “a tough cookie.”
“Conan was very badly hurt … and they thought maybe was not going to recover, (but) recovered very quickly and has since gone on very important raids,” Trump said. The president said Conan was not retiring and is in “prime time” age-wise.
The dog is believed to have been sent down the tunnel after it was feared that Baghdadi was wearing a suicide vest. Baghdadi was indeed wearing a suicide vest and detonated it in the tunnel, killing himself and three children. The President said that the tunnel collapsed during the explosion.
The dog, part of the Army Delta force, which executed the raid, was believed to have been injured from an electrocution and is recovering, a US Defense official said. To protect Conan’s ongoing work with the Army Delta Force, its name and image were previously classified. But Trump declassified Conan’s image, tweeting its picture and later, shared the dog’s name. He’s also tweeted a photoshopped image of Conan with a dog version of the Medal of Honor, calling the canine an “AMERICAN HERO!”
After the end of the press conference while walking away a reporter shouted out to First Lady Melania Trump asking if they would consider adopting Conan for First Son Barron Trump? Laughter could be heard in the press corps and gracious Melania laughed and said “no” with her big beautiful smile. While everyone loved seeing the hero dog Conan at the White House, the headlines today were all about the confusion of the sex of the dog. Of course they can’t ever have a positive headline or jabs of criticism throughout the article.
Later in the day the president signed an executive order making it a felony to abuse animals. This is the best President ever and you have to wonder how bad the Democrats are hating themselves inside. They hate him so much that they can’t even allow themselves to be happy about him saving animals. They are imploding and I am looking forward with much delight to the upcoming John Durham report and the DOJ FISA report hopefully to unveil the crimes of past administrations and let the indictments roll in, like their heads. Not a big fan of popcorn, but I might just get some of the Christmas tin can variety popcorn because this is all going down. Dead as a dog!