The President Has Never Met a Dog

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Has Trump ever interacted with an animal?

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • President Trump cannot get enough of the dog who reportedly chased Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi down a dark tunnel before al-Baghdadi ignited his suicide vest, killing himself and seven children and injuring the aforementioned dog in the process. “Our ‘K-9,’ as they call it. I call it a dog. A beautiful doga talented dogwas injured and brought back,” Trump said during a speech about the incident on Sunday. Listening to Trump attempt to describe man’s best friend like a normal fucking person is hard enough, but his tweet Monday evening about the dog— “declassified”!—was somehow even goofier. [New York Times/Twitter]
  • “Look at this photograph. Every time I do it makes me laugh.” —Ancient Canadian proverb.
  • Donald Trump Jr. is handling that whole dad-getting-booed-by-a-stadium-full-of-people thing really well!
  • So! Well!
  • The funniest part of Joe Biden’s 60 Minutes interview was when he tried to act like President Obama not endorsing him yet is no big deal. [CBS]
  • John Legend stans Elizabeth Warren:
  • Meanwhile, Jack White stans Bernie Sanders, apparently! Sure.
  • Former Congressman John Conyers has died. [CBS]
  • Former Congresswoman Kay Hagan has died. [Charlotte Observer]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


This has been Barf Bag.

Staff writer, mint chocolate hater.


He is the swamp.

Also letting a guy set off a suicide vest somewhere where he takes seven children with him should not be lauded as an amazing achievement.