It appears that US President Donald Trump has once again thrust himself into the media spotlight as he went on to personally honor the dog that allegedly cornered terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during a US military operation in Syria.
The president publicly introduced the dog, a Belgian Malinois named Conan, during a brief ceremony which was also attended by First Lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
"The dog is incredible," Trump said. "So brilliant, so smart. Conan did a fantastic job".
News of this development, however, quickly attracted the attention of Trump’s detractors.
If Conan is good at sniffing drugs, Donny better not get to close.— Frank Googins (@phidot2) 25 ноября 2019 г.
Be more of a hero and bite him.
This show has really jumped the shark.... Also, the whole point of honoring a dog at the White House is having a photo-op of the POTUS (not the VP) *petting* the dog. But he couldn’t even manage that much. 🙃— Shelly W. (@AquaShena) 25 ноября 2019 г.
Some went on to suggest online about what the dog should’ve done at the ceremony.
Too bad the dog didn't bite him. Too well trained, I guess.— Chybil 🌊 (@MsChybil) 25 ноября 2019 г.
Dog will be a bigger hero if it bites them— matty ice (@dad2therescue83) 25 ноября 2019 г.
Some social media users also started speculating about who might have something nasty to say about the dog.
Get your answers in quick!— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) 25 ноября 2019 г.
Who’s gonna be the first Trump-deranged lunatic to say something crappy about that dog? pic.twitter.com/ZqTF9aVKpQ
Going to have a CNN townhall about having dogs for pets or using them for war is immoral and is destroying Constitutional norms.— John Commodore Barry (@ShrinkGov) 25 ноября 2019 г.
One netizen also quipped about Democrats possibly trying to use the dog in an impeachment probe against Trump.
And another joked about Melania’s appearance.
There’s a dog?— PTB3 (@OutlanderOreo) 25 ноября 2019 г.
I’m too busy looking at Melania’s amazing coat!