There’s a void in Donald Trump’s administration that needs filling — and fast.
The president-elect left the gate running after being declared the winner of last month’s presidential election. He saved more than a thousand jobs from going to Mexico and brought in an estimated 50,000 jobs from Japan.
He’s been naming a stellar cast of men and women to fill cabinet positions — with no regard to whether they were with him or against him during the campaign.
But a Palm Beach socialite and three-decade family friend saw something missing and decided to do something about it. There’s no “first pooch!”
Meet this adorable nine-week-old poodle and golden retriever mix — a designer breed known as a Goldendoodle, courtesy of philanthropist and animal welfare advocate Lois Pope.
And his name is perfectly fitting to the next commander-in-chief: Patton, named for the WWII general Trump admires.
Pope took a cell phone photo of Patton and showed it to Trump on Thanksgiving at his Palm Beach Mar-a-Lago estate, and she predicts that when he grows up the little fella is “gonna be yuge!” according to CBS News.
New Trump presidential puppy? How cute is this dog? A precious sweetheart:https://t.co/GCS96LWer6
— Wayne Allyn Root (@WayneRoot) December 7, 2016
Trump declared Patton to be a “hero dog” to his wife Melania after he learned that Patton was the offspring of U.S. military service dogs.
This just keeps getting better and better.
“He is not a ‘hero dog,’ but he comes from a lineage of hero dogs, dogs who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Pope told CBS News.
Then Trump asked Pope to show the photo to his 10-year-old son Barron — the final arbiter.
“I’m sure he’ll want it,” he told her.
Trump’s prediction was on the money.
“I’d never seen such a big smile on anyone’s face,” Pope recalled. “It’s worth all this time and the trouble and effort putting into this for [Barron].”
There’s a 150-year-old tradition of first families having a first dog. But Barron was the primary reason Pope was pushing the president-elect.
“He’s going to be a perfect dog for Barron. He’s the one that I’m really doing this for,” Pope said. “That’s going to be quite a transition for him. He’s only 10 years old and his dad is going to be the leader of the free world.”
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