Donald Trump thinks it would be ‘phony’ to get a dog while he’s in the White House

US President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks at law enforcement conference

Donald Trump is a terrible person for so many reasons. Literally, all the reasons. He’s a racist and white supremacist. He’s a homophobe. He’s an anti-Semite. He’s a bigot. He’s ignorant and stupid. He refuses to read. He’s a nativist. He’s a promoter of the worst jingoistic stereotypes. He’s a warmonger. He’s a traitor. He’s a misogynist. He’s a serial sexual assailant. He’s a serial liar. He’s a child abuser. But something that doesn’t get enough coverage is that he absolutely loathes pets. He hates animals, like a true psychopath. He even hates people who own and love animals. He thinks Mother’s Husband is “low-class” for owning cats, dogs and bunnies. So, obviously, no one can convince him to get a dog:

While the Trumps might not be getting a dog anytime soon in the White House — the first family in years not to have a furry friend — it’s not for lack of lobbying in their ranks, according to an ABC News report this week. Lara Trump, the wife of President’s Donald Trump‘s son Eric Trump, has “in recent weeks … pitched the president on adopting a dog while at the White House,” the network reports, citing a source.

As ABC News notes, it’s possible the president had dogs on the brain at a rally on Monday in El Paso, Texas, when he joked that he wasn’t sure he was comfortable with the optics of owning a pet. As with other of the president’s riffs during his speeches, it seems he expanded on the tangent in response to the crowd.

“How would I look walking a dog on the White House lawn?” he said after noting, “I wouldn’t mind having one, honestly, but I don’t have any time.”

“I don’t feel good. Feels a little phony to me,” the president continued at his rally. “Lot of people say, ‘Oh you should get a dog.’ Why? ‘It’s good politically.’ I said, ‘Look, that’s not the relationship I have with my people.’ “

When someone in the crowd then brought up Obama, Trump laughed at the apparent mockery of his predecessor for having a pet.

“Yeah, Obama had a dog, you’re right,” he said.

[From People]

A few things… the people around Trump should stop trying to convince him to get a dog, for real. Think of the fate of that poor dog. Even if Barron and Melania look after the dog, it will still be a bad situation. As for “I wouldn’t mind having one, honestly, but I don’t have any time”… this bitch has spent half of his presidency doing “executive time,” which is “eating cheeseburgers and watching Fox News on his lazy fat ass.” He absolutely would have time to walk a dog, he’s just too f–king lazy for that. (Also, while in the White House, most of the time assistants and lawn people are walking the dogs.) As for “feels a little phony” – yes, that’s because when you’re a psychopath, the expression of love people have for animals seems foreign and phony.

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  1. PlainJane says:

    He is NOT WORTHY of the love of dog.

  2. Darla says:

    I don’t believe any dog would go near him without growling. In my experience they are pretty good character judges.

    • Wow says:

      7 years ago our dog knew our home was being broken into before we did and provided enough time for my pregnant ass and my 10 month old to get out a window on the other side of the house.

      When your dog says something is up, listen. The people breaking in wanted me, and waited until my husband left to get to me because someone from the contractors working on our remodel noticed a safe and thought I could open it.

      Purely decorative vintage safe that is rusted shut.

      Trust your dogs, i was only out of bed and in the babies room because he was acting weird.

      • Veronica S. says:

        Geezus, that’s terrifying. I’m glad you got out all right.

        Our dog has gotten increasingly territorial with age. It’s gotten bad enough that we have to keep him well-leashed in public and mostly stick to the house, but god forbid any adult man tries to enter without permission. He hates men other than my brother with a passion*, which is how we know nobody’s breaking in without our knowing.

        *We think he was abused as a puppy. We adopted him from the pound when he was about a year old.

      • minx says:

        We had a living room ceiling that partially fell down (running water upstairs had softened the drywall). We were in the back room and our dog started barking loudly and then, crash, down came the drywall.

      • HeyThere! says:

        Omg WOW! I hope you guys caught the piece of shit breaking in because going after a vulnerable pregnant lady with a baby in the home is low as it gets.

        I have a husband who is gone at random hours of the night sometimes for work and I sleep great with our dog in the home while he’s gone. She’s spoiled but she’s also very protective and I am so grateful for her! Dogs always know!

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Veronica, my rescue dog is also very territorial and is extremely distrustful of men. She was previously owned by an abusive homeless man, and he’d drag her behind his bike and kick her, etc. My apartment manager was talking to me one day and gestured with his hand, and my sweet doggie jumped in between us and started growling. She was ready to throw down because she thought he was threatening me.

    • Montréalaise says:

      The late Ann Rule had an interesting anecdote:
      Years ago, she volunteered at a suicide hotline centre. One of her fellow volunteers was a very pleasant young man whom everyone liked very much (including her). One day, she brought her dog along. This dog was super-friendly, eager to meet other people – yet without any reason, he refused to go near the young man and even growled at him.
      The young man’s name – Ted Bundy. She wrote about this incident in her book about the notorious serial killer, The Stranger Beside Me.

  3. Wow says:

    Well, i don’t want him to have a dig either! Finally, Trump and I agree on something.

  4. Tomato8o says:

    This is a shocking bit of self-awareness from him. It would be phony for him to get a dog because it’s not authentic to who he is – don’t trust people who dislike animals!

  5. tealily says:

    We all know this man is not a nurturer.

  6. paranormalgirl says:

    And every dog in existence is breathing a huge (yoooooge) sigh of relief.

    • Agirlandherdog says:


      And that just says even more about Lara Trump that she’d push someone who clearly DOESN’T want a dog to get a dog just to humanize him. Dogs are not accessories!

    • Fluffy Princess says:

      This. No dog deserves that.

  7. Tiffany says:

    They say that having pets can be beneficial to ones health.

    So, no, I do not want him to have a dog.

  8. minx says:

    As a slavishly devoted dog and cat mom, I’m pretty sure there is no animal on earth that would not pee on this man’s shoes.

  9. Jerusha says:

    And every dog in the world is grateful. Two great dog stories today-the Bryans adopt an 18 yo dog and IQ45 will never have a dog.

  10. Gina says:

    I don’t trust people who don’t like animals…

    • minx says:

      Me neither.

    • Lady D says:

      I literally back away from them. There is something inherently wrong in their genetic makeup.

    • Kitten says:

      I have a friend of a friend who I see fairly frequently. She’s super-funny, really sweet, smart but she hates animals. It blows my mind. When my BF met her for the first time I told him and he was like “Nope. Cancelled. Who doesn’t like animals?!?!”

      But I actually do legit like her. She might be the only exception though lol.

      • Veronica S. says:

        I admit I’m not a huge animal person because I find them tiring, and I have a very busy schedule that doesn’t allow for proper care, but I don’t…hate them. I’ve lived in houses with cats and dog owners and been fine. Actively disliking them just strikes me as another form of emotional labor, which is the entire thing I was trying to avoid!

  11. PhillyGal says:

    No dog for the asshole that is Donald Trump!

  12. Jay says:

    I’d be shocked if a dog ever came to love him. He doesn’t deserve the love of a dog.

    • Maggie says:

      The Bushes all had dogs during their presidencies, the Clintons had Socks, and the Obamas had Sonny and Bo. This orange p.o.s only”loves” two things, money and power. Humans and animals be dammed.

  13. Veronica S. says:

    *rolls eyes* The Obamas had a dog because they’d promised their daughters one after the campaign was over. Huge difference than attempting an emotional appeal play.

  14. Lizzie says:

    you should win a pulitzer prize for that first paragraph

  15. Incredulous says:

    I wouldn’t trust him to have a pet rock.

  16. JoJo says:

    It’s bad enough that Baron has to be around that sociopath I’m glad a dog doesn’t have to be exposed that toxic man.

  17. KBeth says:

    Well he wouldn’t want to appear less than genuine….

  18. Rice says:

    Why does he always sit like he’s on the toilet?

    • minx says:

      I have always said that about him, that he looks like he’s sitting on the toilet. It’s most likely his favorite pose, anyway. He has no grace whatsoever.

  19. Lindy79 says:

    he barely tolerates his kids, unless he wants to bang them, so a dog would have no hope.

  20. Eric says:

    Emperor Zero has Matt Whitaker, William Barr (soon), and had Jeff Sessions to kick around like a dog.

    He treats multitudes of people like a dog, including “Melanie,” Barron and all members of the DOJ/FBI.

    I hope the prison dogs attack him and Junior out in the yard.

  21. Christin says:

    Now all kitties are even more nervous…

    (Insert obvious joke here…)

  22. Kitten says:

    True story: men with tiny hands are extremely unpopular among the feline crowd.

    • Irina says:

      Ha ha ha!! That’s 1 of the best comments here! So Trump hates dogs AND women! He displays zero empathy or compassion – or humility, but that’s another story entirely. I thought the despicable way he degrades women would be enough – turns out he’s adverse to fluffy, sweet, loving furry animals as well! I think a pet gold bar would be more his speed!

  23. Booie says:

    Probably for the best. Don’t want any harmed dogs.

  24. BuddyJack says:

    The only pet he should ever have is a chia pet.

  25. Milkweed says:

    Dogs don’t lie and he wouldn’t be able to blackmail one to like him. I’m sure he’s had a lifetime of dogs barking at him or running away from him and people going, “Oh! That’s so weird. Buffy likes everyone.”

  26. Cdoggy says:

    I just looked up jingoistic. My word of the day.

  27. jennifer says:

    god he speaks like such a new yawker…I say this as a new yorker. He sounds like every older drunk lady that sits on their stoop and pontificates…they couldve been president had they been a man i guess

  28. Chef Grace says:

    Dammit! He already has a pet something.
    It is on his head. Hanging out. Looks like a dead tribble.

  29. jwoolman says:

    Don’t know about dogs, but my theory is that Trump doesn’t want a cat because he knows a cat would have a transmitter in her collar and hide under his desk, keeping Mueller well informed.