You already know that Donald Trump is barking mad, but here’s yet more proof. He’s extended an invitation to Conan, the German shepherd K9 soldier who was injured in the recent raid in northern Syria, which resulted in the suicide death of Bakr al-Baghdadi. Now, as you know, Trump is a germophobe and he has said that pet ownership is “low class.” So it’s not like he likes this dog, or any dog — this is a desperate publicity ploy, to see if he can’t inch his numbers up somehow. Dogs and desperation, somehow they go together, at least in Trumpworld. Kathleen Parker, Washington Post:
Don’t get me wrong. I love dogs. Full stop. Anyone who knows me wants to come back as my dog. I do, too. But this isn’t really about the dog. As always, it’s about Trump. Question: What do we know about Trump? He craves attention. What will he do to get attention? Anything. When things start going south for Trump, what does he routinely do? Creates a distraction. Even roll out the red carpet for a dog? Yes!
Trump Wags Dog will be the headline. Or maybe even Trump Bites Dog. I wonder if he’ll manage to pet the dog? He did do a photo op with a couple of babies. Looked phony as hell, but he did it. W.C. Fields admonished actors, “Never work with children or animals,” because they steal the scene — which is the one thing that Trump can’t handle. This episode ought to be memorable, Man’s Best Friend and Mankind’s Worst Enemy. Quite a duo.