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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:27 AM

First president in a century with no dog

By Antonia Noori Farzan February 12 at 5:53 AM

... Ever since President William McKinley’s administration — which began in 1897 — every single occupant of the White House, save for Trump, has had a dog at some point. Over the last century, the tradition of presidential dogs became so formalized that when Scott Walker, then the Republican governor of Wisconsin, ran for president in 2016, his allergy to dog dander was seen as a liability ...

... There’s evidence that Trump doesn’t like dogs very much ... “Donald was not a dog fan,” Ivana Trump, his first wife, wrote in her 2017 memoir, “Raising Trump.” He did briefly live with her poodle, Chappy, after she told him, “It’s me and Chappy or no one,” she wrote. But forced cohabitation didn’t go too well: Whenever Trump got near her closet, Chappy would “bark at him territorially."

... Trump has a long-standing habit of comparing people who he perceives as enemies to dogs, often while accusing them of behavior not normally associated with canines.

Former chief White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon was “dumped like a dog by almost everyone.” Mitt Romney “choked like a dog” during the 2012 presidential election. The New Hampshire Union Leader was “kicked out of the ABC News debate like a dog” in 2016. Conservative radio host Glenn Beck, retired Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, journalist David Gregory, conservative commentator Erick Erickson and the communications director for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) have all been “fired like a dog” ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/02/12/trump-first-president-century-with-no-dog-explains-why-i-dont-have-any-time/?utm_term=.329ae802bf4f

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struggle4progress Feb 12 OP
hlthe2b Feb 12 #1
Clash City Rocker Feb 12 #40
Akacia Feb 12 #2
Ohiogal Feb 12 #6
CountAllVotes Feb 12 #10
democratisphere Feb 12 #3
Maven Feb 12 #4
LineLineReply +
struggle4progress Feb 12 #5
3catwoman3 Feb 12 #7
IllinoisBirdWatcher Feb 12 #8
Javaman Feb 12 #9
Talitha Feb 12 #11
Codeine Feb 12 #12
peggysue2 Feb 12 #13
yortsed snacilbuper Feb 12 #14
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 12 #15
bdamomma Feb 12 #19
Nonhlanhla Feb 12 #23
DinahMoeHum Feb 12 #28
lilactime Feb 12 #25
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 12 #27
lilactime Feb 12 #41
Gothmog Feb 12 #16
Delphinus Feb 12 #17
Polybius Feb 12 #18
klook Feb 12 #36
Empowerer Feb 12 #20
niyad Feb 12 #21
demmiblue Feb 12 #38
912gdm Feb 12 #22
StTimofEdenRoc Feb 12 #26
Gothmog Feb 12 #24
11 Bravo Feb 12 #29
Blue Owl Feb 12 #30
Butterflylady Feb 12 #31
OhZone Feb 12 #32
LakeSuperiorView Feb 12 #33
madinmaryland Feb 12 #34
SWBTATTReg Feb 12 #37
SWBTATTReg Feb 12 #35
dawg day Feb 12 #39
COL Mustard Feb 12 #42
mitch96 Feb 12 #43

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:28 AM

1. Dogs know....

They ALWAYS know....

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:38 PM

40. Animals and babies don't like him

There is considerable evidence of that. Animals and babies, of course, are better judges of character than most adult human beings.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:33 AM

2. He does not deserve a dog! nt.

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Response to Akacia (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:42 AM

6. You took the words right out of my mouth!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:50 AM

10. +1,000 !!

n/t



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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:33 AM

3. Who would want to know about a dog being kicked when he goes into a tirade.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:40 AM

4. I'm glad that no poor pup has to be exposed to that vile POS. nt

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Response to Maven (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:41 AM

5. +

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:45 AM

7. For which dogs everywhere...

...should be very grateful.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:46 AM

8. Obviously he realized long ago that any dog has a higher IQ. eom

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:48 AM

9. they took small animals away from a long time ago. nt

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:30 PM

11. I wouldn't trust that POS with a pet rock.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:34 PM

12. America's dogs breathe a collective sigh of relief. nt

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Response to Codeine (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:40 PM

13. LOL!!

Too true!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:42 PM

14. They would have to tie a pork chop around trumP$ neck to get a dog to even go near him?

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:55 PM

15. he needs a cat

Somebody should send him one of those special cats that you can catch a glimpse of in alleys, or at the edge of wild lands. One of those things that look at a full-grown rat as a possible meal, whose hiss or even just a stare can make you wish for chainmail.

Just turn it loose and let it find its own place in the WH.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:35 PM

19. I wouldn't want

to subject a cat to him unless it was an attack cat!!

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:44 PM

23. Cats own humans

And the World Cat Federation decided long ago that no one is willing to own Trump. So Trump cannot have a cat in his life. He does not deserve that great honor.

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Response to Nonhlanhla (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:22 PM

28. +1000s

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:17 PM

25. NO cat deserves that any more than any dog does.

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Response to lilactime (Reply #25)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:22 PM

27. sharp, pointy parts

Cats are not shy about using their sharp, pointy parts, especially the type of cat I described above.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #27)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:40 PM

41. Putting a cat or any other animal near Trump is animal abuse.

Furthermore, cats avoid assholes like Trump like the plague. And they deserve loving homes. So I don't understand why you're pushing this.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:10 PM

16. This fact says a great deal about trump-he is too selfish for a pet

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:11 PM

17. I would be worrying constantly about the dog -

I am grateful he's chosen NOT to go there.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:33 PM

18. Of all the bad things about Trump, this one doesn't bother me at all

Some of us are not dog people, like myself. I like my cat and amphibians.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:31 PM

36. Trump has no pets.

Having a pet involves having kinship with life, and the empathy and nurturing instinct it takes to take care of a living being.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:40 PM

20. Proof that God loves dogs

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:31 PM

21. KO nailed it WTF! Why is Trump Such a Weirdo About Dogs? The Closer with Keith Olbermann GQ

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Response to niyad (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:33 PM

38. I approve this message.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:43 PM

22. shouldn't it be pet?

not dog... I remember the Clinton had Socks the cat, but I don't recall them having a dog

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:16 PM

24. For a guy who doesn't want a dog, he sure does seem focused on them.

Trump is a sad person and his comments about dogs are very telling http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-explains-why-he-has-no-need-dog-the-white-house

Regardless, I can’t help but notice just how often dogs seem to be on the president’s mind.

Last week, for example, shortly before his State of the Union address, Trump told a group of television anchors that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) “choked like a dog” at a press conference a few days prior.

A few weeks prior, we learned of an anecdote from Cliff Sims’ book in which Trump told then-House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), in reference to the closing days of the 2016 election cycle, “You were out there dying like a dog, Paul. Like a dog!”

As regular readers know, it’s apparently one of this president’s favorite metaphors. Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal, for example, was “fired like a dog.” According to Trump, so were conservative media figures Erick Erickson and Glenn Beck.

Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak was “dropped like a dog.” Steve Bannon was “dumped like a dog.” Mitt Romney “choked like a dog.” Ted Cruz “lies like a dog.” Brent Bozell allegedly went to Trump’s office “begging for money like a dog.”.....

For a guy who doesn’t want a dog, he sure does seem focused on them.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:24 PM

29. Dogs everywhere rejoice!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:27 PM

30. ...and he says having one would be "phony."

Seriously, what planet is this idiot from?

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:28 PM

31. That tells so much about his personality.

Dogs and cats can read people better than any human and look how he treats people. A poor animal would be traumatized.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:29 PM

32. Dogs to Rump -

Are like Tribbles to Klingons! ha

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:29 PM

33. To be fair, Scott Walker's personality was a much bigger liability...

 

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:29 PM

34. Even rats don't like tRump. They are feverishly jumping of the tRump ship.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #34)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:32 PM

37. For some reason this really hit me and I laughed out loud ... good one! It literally does ...

seem to be true...take care.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:31 PM

35. He'll go running like a dog with its tail between its legs when the feds finally come after ...

this piece of crap so called president and throw him in jail. I'd make sure that a whole kennel of dogs are positioned right next to his cell 24x7. I'd make sure that the dogs have periodic breaks from this kind of duty, for I would want them to have fresh air and get outside occasionally for a walk and/or run. Otherwise, I want them to constantly bark nonstop when they are on guard duty.

Dogs are wonderful and have a sense about people that they like or not like. And they'll let you know about it too.

Mine are like that. Only a very few times that my dogs have gone into a barking frenzy when a stranger for some reason freaked them out (only 1 out of a 1000 strangers). My other half and I still couldn't figure out why, but I trust my dogs implicitly, that they know something's wrong about that particular stranger. Maybe the bad aura around some people is detectable by the dogs and thus, the dogs are warning everyone to stay away from that bad stranger. Good girls!!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:36 PM

39. These days, to adopt a dog-

you have to be vetted and shown to be worthy and able to be a good pet person.

Trump would completely fail.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:39 PM

42. I Had A Golden Retriever

Who peed on someone's foot after she dumped me. I wouldn't dare give that dog to Donnie Dotard, but I appreciated the sentiment then and now!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 06:44 PM

43. That's not true.. tRump DOES have a dog..

Lindsay Graham...... among others...
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