President Donald Trump praised drug-detecting puppies on the US-Mexico border on the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Wednesday, calling running canines “the finest system inside the global.”
“Dogs, a positive form of German Shepherd mainly, puppies do a higher task than $four hundred million really worth of device. Can you trust that? Only the dog lovers would remember the fact that, right?” Trump told the crowd.
Trump said that in a briefing from Border Patrol, he asked how $500 million of the device at ports of access as compared to working dogs.
“They said, ‘Sir, certainly, the puppies are higher.’ I said, ‘You gotta be kidding.’ It’s high-quality,” Trump said. “We also have a number of puppies and they’re top notch puppies and we cherish them.”
The Trump own family has broken with subculture — by means of not having a pet at the White House — making them the primary pet-free first own family in view that earlier than Thomas Jefferson, who stored a Mockingbird and more than one endure cubs.
President Woodrow Wilson saved a flock of sheep and a ram at the White House garden, and President William Taft had a Holstein cow, Pauline Wayne, who later retired to Wisconsin, in keeping with the Historical Society of Washington. First woman Grace Coolidge had a pet raccoon, Rebecca, whom she walked on a leash at the South Lawn. Coolidge also adopted an opossum.
Trump lived with a poodle, Chappy, together with his first wife, Ivana, who wrote in her memoir, “Raising Trump,” that “Donald changed into now not a canine fan.”
“When I instructed him I changed into bringing Chappy with me to New York, he said, ‘No,'” she wrote. “‘It’s me and Chappy or nobody!’ I insisted, and that becomes that.”
Chappy, she later said, “had the same dislike of Donald.”
Trump floated the idea of getting a canine for the duration of a campaign rally earlier this 12 months in El Paso, Texas.
“I wouldn’t mind having one,” the notoriously puppy-averse Trump stated.
“How might I look taking walks a dog on the White House garden sort of no longer — I do not know, I don’t experience accurate, feels a touch phony to me,” Trump stated.
He delivered that human beings have requested and told him it is “properly politically” to have a canine, but “it’s not the connection I even have with my humans.”