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Trump ally David Clarke suggested inviting Justify to the White House because the horse doesn't care about 'leftist identity politics'

Shortly after Justify's Saturday triumph at the Belmont Stakes made him the 13th winner of the Triple Crown, Trump supporter and controversial former Sheriff David Clarke suggested the horse get an invite to the White House. His reasoning: Unlike human athletes, horses can't critique the president.

Unfortunately for Clarke, Justify may be a secret leftist interloper after all: A minority portion of his breeding rights is owned by none other than George Soros, the progressive billionaire who is believed by some right-wing conspiracy theorists (Clarke very much included) to be behind — well, just about anything they oppose in politics.

Looking on the bright side, Justify is the second Triple Crown winner in four years after a decades-long drought. Maybe a nice Republican horse will win before Trump's time in office is over. On the other hand, maybe he wouldn't want to visit either.