President Trump might not be giving Conan, the ISIS-killing dog, the Medal of Honor, but he did settle for a pat on the head in front of cameras at the White House.
DT brought out Conan — the Belgian Malinois canine who’s credited with helping take out ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi a few weeks ago in a U.S.-led raid — and introduced her to the press in the Rose Garden … going on to say he’d given the pooch a medal and plaque.
Of course, she wasn’t eligible for the actual Medal of Honor — those don’t get dished out to nonhumans — but it sounds like 45 wanted to honor Conan properly nonetheless.
He went on to explain Conan has recovered nicely after being injured in the raid, and apparently … she’s already gone on to do other missions for us. Trump also said that she’s at peak age, and nowhere near retirement. These dogs go strong for around 6 years.
VP Mike Pence had the honor of petting the pooch through much of the announcement, and Conan certainly appeared to like it. She was calm and collected the entire time.
One last thing … Trump jokingly warned at least one member of the press that they were lucky Conan was in a good mood that day, suggesting he could sic her on anyone … as these dogs are obviously trained to attack. He wasn’t serious, but still … ease up, DT.