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President Trump earlier this week invited members of the Army Delta Force team that took down Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to the White House — including Conan the hero dog, who played a significant role in chasing al-Baghdadi into a tunnel, where the ISIS leader blew himself up with two of his children.

While the president kept the identities of the human forces secret, he brought Conan out to meet the public.

“Conan did a fantastic job. And we’re very honored to have Conan here and to have given Conan a certificate and an award that we’re going to put up in the White House,” Trump said.

Vice President Mike Pence added, “Conan is really a hero. It’s a real joy to be able to help welcome him here to the White House with you.”

What followed was a somewhat light-hearted back and forth with the press, with members asking the president and the first lady if they wanted to adopt the dog.

However, online, some took it as an opportunity to criticize the president. Here are the top 10 worst takes:

  1. Joan Walsh, national affairs correspondent at the Nation, called Trump and the first lady’s “coldness” towards Conan “terrifying.”

Joan Walsh@joanwalsh

This is terrifying. Trump and Melania exude coldness to Conan the hero dog. Melania, whose coat is slightly macabre (to me, but others may find it lovely), moves away from Conan multiple times. 1/3 https://twitter.com/zachjourno/status/1199027149484761093 …Zach Purser Brown@zachjourno”This is Conan, right now probably the world’s most famous dog”

Trump introduces the dog who helped take down Baghdadi at the White House.

  1. 2. Walsh, later, complained she was being “slammed” for her Conan tweets, then erroneously stated Conan was a female dog and took another hit at President Trump.

Joan Walsh@joanwalsh

I am being slammed for my Conan tweets by MAGA and I do want to apologize: Conan is actually a female dog, God bless her. So I’m especially shocked Trump didn’t…well, you know.

  1. 3. Over confusion whether Conan was a male or a female, the Washington Post‘s fact-checker Glenn Kessler accused the White House of a cover-up since Trump referred to the dog using male pronouns. In the end, the Pentagon confirmed Conan is a male dog. He then had to backtrack later:

Glenn Kessler@GlennKesslerWP · Nov 26, 2019Replying to @GlennKesslerWP

It pays to be cynical in Trump’s Washington –> now DOD officials say Conan is indeed female. The WH apparently once again is covering up a presidential mistake. https://twitter.com/Elizabeth_McLau/status/1199370014345846784 …Elizabeth McLaughlin@Elizabeth_McLauJust in: #Conan, the hero dog from the al-Baghdadi raid, is in fact a GIRL, a US defense official tells ABC News. Yesterday, a WH official told the pool that Conan was a girl but later said the dog was actually a boy — after POTUS & VPOTUS used male pronouns to refer to Conan.

Glenn Kessler@GlennKesslerWP

On the other hand…..https://twitter.com/Elizabeth_McLau/status/1199376945596768257 …Elizabeth McLaughlin@Elizabeth_McLauReplying to @Elizabeth_McLauUPDATE: Two defense officials have now contacted us to say Conan is *for sure they say* a BOY. One official said they triple checked.

I guess the important thing here is that Conan, boy or girl, is a good dog who did excellent work with the US military.

The end.

https://loomered.com/2019/11/04/new-novel-featuring-laura-loomer-available-now/ Lucky, “The Hero Dog,” of The Switch Featured below.
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4. Louise Mensch, former British parliamentarian who helped push the Russia collusion narrative, suggested that journalists file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to find out Conan’s gender and to “stop Trump playing games.” She also included a close-up of Conan’s genital-area: SICK.

Elizabeth McLaughlin@Elizabeth_McLau · Nov 26, 2019Replying to @Elizabeth_McLau

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UPDATE: Two defense officials have now contacted us to say Conan is *for sure they say* a BOY. One official said they triple checked.

I guess the important thing here is that Conan, boy or girl, is a good dog who did excellent work with the US military.

The end.

Louise Mensch@LouiseMensch

No not really. It’s important that “defense officials” are lying to @abcnews. That matters.

Factually, Conan is a girl. The press should FOIA this and stop Trump playing games.

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5. Democrat operative Claude Taylor also accused the White House of lying about Conan’s gender to cover up for Trump using male pronouns to describe him: We won’t mention those here.

Claude Taylor@TrueFactsStated

The White House lied about the gender of a dog because Trump understandably called Conan a “he”. Rather than acknowledge a simple mistake they chose to lie. So telling.

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6. Spin Magazine‘s politics channel tweeted that the Trumps were going “out of their way” to avoid touching Conan (despite it normally not being advisable to pet a military working dog).

deathandtaxes@DeathAndTaxes

Donald and Melania Trump go out of their way to avoid touching Conan the hero dog https://trib.al/5DrzhlD 

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7. Yahoo News reporter Hunter Walker suggested Trump was threatening reporters when he joked, “You see how beautiful and how calm, during a situation like this, is. And you’re very lucky he doesn’t — he’s not in a bad mood today, Jeff. Not in a bad mood. You’re safe.”

Hunter Walker@hunterw

Worth noting that, in his appearance with Conan, Trump jokes about siccing the dog on @jeffmason1, a great reporter who asked tough questions at a recent press conference

8. Vanity Fair also tweeted about Trump’s joke to Reuters’ White House reporter Jeff Mason, characterizing it as a threat:

VANITY FAIR@VanityFair

Yes, the president threatened to unleash a bloodthirsty killer on a member of the press http://vntyfr.com/SMMDzGr Trump Threatens to Sic Conan the Military Dog on Reporter“It’s trained that if you open your mouths you will be attacked. You ought to be very, very careful.”

9. And perhaps one of the worst takes was from Jeanna Thomas, an associate director for NFL Team Brands, who accused Trump of misgendering Conan because he does not respect women.

Jeañña@jeannathomas

I’d put money on Conan actually being female and Trump refusing to acknowledge it because he doesn’t respect women and is too fragile to ever be wrong. https://twitter.com/kathrynw5/status/1199066963835838466 …Kathryn Watson@kathrynw5A White House official now tells me that Conan is actually a male dog, after we were told earlier today that Conan is a female dog.

Working for more clarity on the matter.

10. Finally, Never Trumper Bill Kristol came in with a cringe-inducing take appearing to cater to the woke crowd:

Bill Kristol@BillKristol

It figures Conan would be a girl, since it’s only the women who seem reliably willing to stand up against terrible authoritarian behavior. https://twitter.com/Elizabeth_McLau/status/1199370014345846784 …Elizabeth McLaughlin✔@Elizabeth_McLauJust in: #Conan, the hero dog from the al-Baghdadi raid, is in fact a GIRL, a US defense official tells ABC News. Yesterday, a WH official told the pool that Conan was a girl but later said the dog was actually a boy — after POTUS & VPOTUS used male pronouns to refer to Conan.

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