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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:42 PM

Trump: Having a dog "feels a little phony to me. Obama had a dog."

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Trump muses about having a dog at the White House, but concludes "it feels a little phony to me."

"That's not the relationship I have with my people... Obama had a dog."


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Reply Trump: Having a dog "feels a little phony to me. Obama had a dog." (Original post)
Miles Archer Feb 11 OP
spanone Feb 11 #1
irisblue Feb 11 #2
mobeau69 Feb 11 #15
EveHammond13 Feb 11 #56
lkinwi Feb 11 #3
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struggle4progress Feb 11 #13
Arkansas Granny Feb 11 #60
SoCalDem Feb 12 #72
Liberal In Texas Feb 11 #4
PatSeg Feb 11 #29
BigmanPigman Feb 11 #5
Glamrock Feb 11 #6
Stuart G Feb 11 #7
912gdm Feb 11 #30
irisblue Feb 11 #42
onecaliberal Feb 11 #53
underpants Feb 11 #8
sinkingfeeling Feb 11 #39
GreatCaesarsGhost Feb 11 #9
bdamomma Feb 11 #14
True Dough Feb 12 #73
dalton99a Feb 11 #10
Ilsa Feb 11 #11
bdamomma Feb 11 #12
Corgigal Feb 11 #16
NanceGreggs Feb 11 #17
912gdm Feb 11 #31
nolabear Feb 12 #66
Sucha NastyWoman Feb 11 #18
Gothmog Feb 11 #19
Initech Feb 11 #25
DBoon Feb 11 #38
rickford66 Feb 11 #20
TexasBushwhacker Feb 11 #24
rickford66 Feb 11 #37
smirkymonkey Feb 12 #68
Xolodno Feb 11 #21
kimbutgar Feb 11 #40
Initech Feb 11 #22
demtenjeep Feb 11 #59
Ferrets are Cool Feb 11 #23
mobeau69 Feb 11 #26
Clash City Rocker Feb 11 #27
Doreen Feb 11 #34
Clash City Rocker Feb 11 #46
Doreen Feb 11 #50
smirkymonkey Feb 12 #71
TDale313 Feb 11 #28
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RockRaven Feb 11 #32
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Kali Feb 11 #52
BlueDawn Feb 11 #54
MustLoveBeagles Feb 12 #62
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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:43 PM

1. He should be barred from owning pets. Period.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:44 PM

2. Is this a pep rally or group therapy?

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Response to irisblue (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:53 PM

15. Like a Klan rally but out of control.

Man attacks reporters, knocks over cameras during Trump rally in El Paso -https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/man-attacks-reporters-knocks-over-cameras-during-trump-rally-in-el-paso

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:44 PM

3. I'm happy for the dog.

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Response to lkinwi (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:52 PM

13. +

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Response to lkinwi (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:59 PM

60. Absolutely.

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Response to lkinwi (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:19 AM

72. me too

That poor pooch would be trying to run off all the time..

The staffers would probably enjoy having an intelligent being around though

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:47 PM

4. Jeez...a man who hates dogs. And I thought one couldn't think any lower of this a'hole. n/t

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:02 PM

29. I frequently make the point

that at least GW Bush treated his dogs well and was a caring husband and father. Trump, however, has absolutely ZERO redeeming qualities. And I have no doubt that there is not a single person on this planet who even likes the man.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:47 PM

5. If he gets a dog millions will call the ASPCA within minutes.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:48 PM

6. Not phony

You just have a black, shriveled heart.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:50 PM

7. Maybe, just maybe if he had a dog, he would be a kinder person..If not,

then they could take the dog away. It might be worth a chance. ?

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:02 PM

30. A few times over the last 2 miserable years I've read that his dad wouldn't let him have pets...

I think that is a big chunk of his problem right there.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:21 PM

42. No Stuart, he will never be a kind person

I appreciate your impulse, but no.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:46 PM

53. No. He doesn't deserve a dog. They are pure love. He is pure evil.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:51 PM

8. Yeah but this new fangled high tech dog is pretty cool

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Response to underpants (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:14 PM

39. You get a heart for that! I needed a laugh.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:51 PM

9. Why get a dog when he has Lindsey Graham.

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Response to GreatCaesarsGhost (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:52 PM

14. Mitch too

nt

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Response to GreatCaesarsGhost (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:38 AM

73. Touche!

And Lindsey doesn't pee on the carpet (or maybe Trump asks him to).

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:51 PM

10. He is unfit to own an ant farm.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:51 PM

11. Finally, something that feels "phony" to him.

It's believable that the sincere affection of a dog feels phony to trump. He clearly doesn't understand non-transactional, sincere love.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:51 PM

12. Phony????

does he know he's the biggest phony, and dog hater. I hate what he has done to our country. Fucking idiot.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:53 PM

16. Dog wouldn't care about you either,

however your child would be healthier with one. That means you would have to place yourself second.

By the way, no one is watching you. Westminster dog show is on.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:54 PM

17. HITLER loved his German Shepherd dogs.

Never thought I'd be pointing out that Der Fuhrer had a redeeming quality (his love of dogs) that the current "pResident" is incapable of.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:02 PM

31. spooky weird,

aint it.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:50 AM

66. Oddly, or not, 45 went on at length about German Shepherds.

He was all aflutter over the German Shepherd drug sniffing dogs at the border and talked about how great they were.

Creepy, huh?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:55 PM

18. If you are unable to understand the concept of love

Why would you need a dog?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:55 PM

19. No dog would put up with trump

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:00 PM

25. If babies are afraid of him, I can only imagine how dogs would react!

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Response to Initech (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:13 PM

38. even Bald Eagles know Trump is a phony

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:56 PM

20. I believe he's never had a pet ... ever.

Also, dog lovers really love their dogs and I suspect there are more than a few dog lovers in his cult. He's slowly attacking every conceivable group possible. What's next ... left handed people ?

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:59 PM

24. He's kind of a germaphobe, isn't he?

That alone would probably nix having a pet. Poor Barron. Having an old dad like that and essentially being an only child, hed probably love to have a puppy.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:13 PM

37. Keith Olberman did a piece on this.

It's far deeper than being a germaphobe.



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Response to rickford66 (Reply #37)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:12 AM

68. That was great!

"Hey Don, Fuck You!"

If you insult dogs, you insult me. What the hell is wrong with that man? Even Hitler liked dogs.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:57 PM

21. Wow.

We don't have a dog for two reasons...

1. We travel a lot. So finding a sitter is going to be hard and expensive.

2. We have two cats, the Alpha Cat hates dogs, he's attacked both of my sister's dogs. Our neighbor's dogs are afraid of him...they will not come in the house when they visit.

3. When we play with neighbors, relatives, friends, etc. dogs....the Alpha Cat gives us the cold shoulder.

Aside from that, we love dogs and would like to have one...but one member of our family has a hard veto on that.

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Response to Xolodno (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:15 PM

40. Ditto. I'd love a dog but if you travel it's hard to find a caregiver that doesn't cost money

People are ok staying at your house chillin with your ď niceĒ cat for free.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:57 PM

22. Trump is the kind of guy who seems like he would get his jollies from torturing puppies.

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Response to Initech (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:53 PM

59. he threw rocks at infants in their play pens

you know he has tortured a pet or two -obviously not his own but other's

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:59 PM

23. Red is the new White. nt

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:00 PM

26. Sounds like went totally mad tonight.

John Berman is gonna be funny in the morning!

A cult member attacked someone in the media section and knocked over cameras. Spanky said the rebuke mayor is full of crap and crime went down 97% right after the wall went up.

Does the grand jury meet on Tuesdays?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:00 PM

27. Obama had a dog...and both Bushes, Clinton, Reagan...

The last president who didnít have a dog while in office was McKinley, who had other pets. Almost every president in US history had some sort of pet. Hereís a list...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_pets

Animals have better instincts than people, and as a result, most animals hate Trump. Thatís why he doesnít have a pet.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #27)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:07 PM

34. Well, actually he does have a pet.

That is not really hair. It is some poor creature ripped away from the Amazons. Can't you tell it is frightened of him? It keeps trying to escape every time he is outside.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #34)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:32 PM

46. Oh, okay, I thought you were going to say it was Eric

But yeah, it kinda looks like a Pomeranian on his head, doesnít it? I wouldnít put it past him.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #46)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:43 PM

50. Uhmm yeah, I think you are right.

He has two pets. One goes with him everywhere and the other he leaves locked up most of the time.

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Response to Clash City Rocker (Reply #46)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:21 AM

71. Well, he does keep Eric chained up under the staircase.

I suppose that kind of counts.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:01 PM

28. He can only think of having a pet as a prop.

There is nothing in him that needs or wants the connection most people get from that relationship. Itís about whether his supporters would see this as a good thing, whether itís too Obama-like. Itís about the image having a dog would mean.

BTW, he was reportedly furious with the Pences for bringing their pets with them to DC.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #28)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:18 AM

69. Yes, he thought is was "low-class" of the Pences to bring their pets with them.

FFS, The Queen of England brought her beloved Corgis everywhere with her. I suppose he would call her "low-class" too. Once again, he is projecting his own qualities on to others.

What a sick, blackened soul that man has.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:03 PM

32. Dogs read human behavior really well. No dog would trust Trump or want to be around him, no

matter how many hamberders Donald tried to give said dog.

Also Trump is a germophobe, he'd constantly be feeling dirty after touching the dog.

Also Trump is a sociopath, he would not have any emotional connection to the dog.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #32)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:11 PM

35. yes, a dog would immediately pick up that Trump is a phony

and would not respond well to Trump

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #32)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:28 PM

44. I find it fascinating that his answer to the question

is basically that he doesnít think it would play well. Like everything else itís all about the image being a dog owner would convey. The possibility of a connection to another living being seems to never cross his mind. Itís a prop. I am (as others have said) glad he decided this wasnít a prop he wanted/needed.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #44)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:07 AM

61. It seems like everything he does is trying to get other people to think about him in the desired way

For example: All that gaudy gold-plated s--t? Does he even truly *like* gold? I mean, for it's *own* sake, independent of the context of what it signifies to others? I'm sure he likes it because he associates it with wealth and success, and he wants people to think he is wealthy and successful, so he wants to be seen with it to create that association... but does he have any internal experience (independent of what other people might think) when he sees gold crap? Does it move him in such a way that he would be similarly affected even if it were worthless to others, but aesthetically identical? I suspect not. He is an empty, empty person. Everything is a performance to get external validation.

The fewer living things put in a position to serve his need for external validation the better.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #61)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:20 AM

70. +1000

Everything is about image to him. He is only his image. There is nobody really there. He is an empty shell of a human being.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:04 PM

33. That is the first time I have heard him say anything correct.

Well it was not him just the guy who had all of the equipment. dogs still do a better job and you can support 6 for an entire lifetime ( including EVERYTHING ) for the same amount of one of those machines. I did the math once comparing the dogs to the machines they have at the airports and these border machines are more than likely not very different in price. Yes, I am sure they are somewhat more expensive but then since I did that math long ago prices to maintain those dogs for life have gone up.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:11 PM

36. I hope a dog bites off his one remaining testicle

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:18 PM

41. This from a guy who has zero problem walking around with phony hair and skin.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:23 PM

43. He doesn't need a dog, he has Dense. nt

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:28 PM

45. Going after the anti-dog vote?

Good luck with that!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:35 PM

47. He is insane.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:36 PM

48. Ivana said in her book

that she had a small poodle when she married him. He hated the dog and wanted her to get rid of it. She refused. The dog slept on her bed. She said she's always had a dog.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:44 PM

51. He doesn't have a dog because:

- he doesn't want somebody else in his household to be a target of love. That's what he means by "it's not the relationship I have with my people." The relationship centers around him with room for nothing else.
- he's incapable of loving anybody, anyway.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #51)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:48 PM

57. He has no heart

he's literally an empty suit.

The people who admire him are broken, deeply flawed people in terms of character.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:46 PM

52. he should know phony if anyone does

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:46 PM

54. Not surprised the Trumpster said this.

Hi, all....

I am new here to DU but a long-time reader since I discovered you after my wailing and gnashing of teeth the day after Trump was elected.

As for his not liking dogs, I am not one bit surprised. Sadly, my deceased stepfather was exactly like Trump, albeit without the money. He was extremely sadistic and cruel, not only to us four children but also to every pet we ever had. I have seen him hit dogs in the head with a hammer, kick them across the room, and punch them in the face with his fist--among other things. I would hate to think of a man like Trump owning a pet because it would be mistreated.

Trump's saying that having a dog in the White House seems phony to him is laughable (as are most of the things he says). Is there a bigger phony in the world than he?

I'm sure dogs wouldn't like him, either.

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Response to BlueDawn (Reply #54)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:33 AM

62. Welcome BlueDawn

Glad to meet you.

Sorry to hear that about your childhood. Your stepfather sounds awful. I'm glad that Trump doesn't have any pets. There's no doubt in my mind that he would be abusive towards them.

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #62)

Thu Feb 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

74. Thanks, MustLoveBeagles!

It's nice to meet you, too, MLB!

Thank you for your kind words. Yes, my stepfather was a very messed-up person. He really should never have had any pets....or children. I feel exactly as you do about Trump.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:46 PM

55. Christ on a tortilla, even Hitler loved animals

wow.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:50 PM

58. I feel a great sense of relief

for the dog he does not have.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:38 AM

63. I think Trump would abuse an animal.

I am glad he has no pets. Trump is a sick man.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:39 AM

64. He's too scared of a dog's honesty

Any dog would see (and bite) right through that fucking fraud...

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:23 AM

65. Not surprising. His sons probably kill them in the backyard

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:22 AM

67. Dogs everywhere should...

...be greatly relieved.

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